The Weekly Observer: June 6-10

Note from the compiler:

Greetings and thank you to anyone who reads this weekly newsletter! I took quite a long break from posting but we are back! This week’s issue will be missing but I plan to publish regularly starting the week of June 20.

I hope this is a helpful resource to stay abreast of the latest developments in Japan and an entertaining list of news that interests a wide range of readers. My aim has been to be both informative and professional in the way I compile the news every week.

Here is last week’s newsletter. It doesn’t include the Shangri-la Dialogue or other developments that happened late last week/this week.

As usual, the longer version has bookmarks so you can skip over sections that are not of interest.

The lineup:
Foreign Policy/Security
1. North Korea Launches Eight SRBMs
2. Japan, U.S. and South Korean Vice Foreign Ministers Meet
3. Japan and China to Hold Defense Minister Talks in Singapore
4. Foreign Policy Developments
5. Defense/Security Developments
Domestic Politics
6. Cabinet OKs FY 2022 Basic Policy (Honebuto)
7. Cabinet Finalizes Action Plan to Realize “New Capitalism”
8. Ruling Coalition Defeats Vote of No Confidence
9. Upper House Election to Be Held on July 10
10. Other Political Developments
11. BOJ Governor Forced to Apologize for Claim Consumers Tolerant of Price Rises
12. Key Economic/Finance Developments
13. State of the Economy
Deep Dive
14. Japan’s Limited Opening of Borders to Tourists
Public Opinion Poll
Yomiuri (June 6)

–Rintaro Nishimura

Image: Captain76 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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