Japan wooing South Pacific island nations in its bid for a U.N. Security Council.

Pacific and Japanese leaders met in Tokyo over the weekend where they reviewed Japan’s aid commitments and agreed to work closely on climate change efforts.

Japan has long been a key donor in the Pacific and is keen to build support for its bid to become a permanent member of the Security Council.

Mr Neroni Slade has also confirmed Japan is engaging directly with the military government in Fiji, unlike Australia and New Zealand. (Link)

It’s unfortunate that Japan has chosen to deal with Fiji, an odious military dictatorship, and somewhat ironic that Japan would court one while trying to prove to the world that it has renounced its own military government past and deserves a seat on the Security Council.

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