As the main promoter of CPTPP and the rule-based global trade policy, which underwrites peace among the nations, Japan cannot bow to the pressure to move towards haphazard bilateral trade agreements or, more to the point, personality politics, which seems to sustain both the president and these media talking-head types attacking him.
Statecraft is greater than Trump, Putin or even Emperor Xi.
“Legacy. What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.”