President Trump Congratulates Japanese Prime Minister Abe on Overwhelming Election Victory…

The White House shares that President Donald Trump called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Sunday to congratulate him on his overwhelming victory. PM Abe had called a snap election and his ruling coalition won a clear majority with more than two-thirds of the Japanese parliament’s 465 seats.

President Donald J. Trump spoke yesterday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to congratulate him on his recent electoral victory. The two leaders underscored the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific region, and a strong United States-Japan alliance. President Trump reaffirmed his desire to continue working closely with Prime Minister Abe, and said he looks forward to visiting Japan in early November. (link)

Prime Minister Abe is a key strategic ally in the region from a national security and economic perspective. As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined extensively last week, the regional Indo-Pacific alliances are repositioning strategically against both the direct threat of the DPRK and the influence of China.

Secretary Tillerson: The Indo-Pacific – including the entire Indian Ocean, the Western Pacific, and the nations that surround them – will be the most consequential part of the globe in the 21st century. […] We are already capturing the benefits of our important trilateral engagement between the U.S., India, and Japan. As we look ahead, there is room to invite others, including Australia, to build on the shared objectives and initiatives. (read more)

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23 Responses to President Trump Congratulates Japanese Prime Minister Abe on Overwhelming Election Victory…

  1. HBD says:

    Global winning!!

    Liked by 10 people

    • piper567 says:

      Many of the available picture of Abe and Modi with our President reveal much re their true regard as well as confidence for/in Trump.
      In the light of Tillerson’s recent speech re India, this victory in Japan bodes well for the overall approach to deepen our alignment with these countries.

      Liked by 5 people

      • dalethorn says:

        Japan was a manufacturer of high quality military goods before and during WW2, as told to me by my dad who picked up a lot of bodies on the beaches during that war. Given their long record of being a manufacturing giant, with an emphasis on technical quality, they’re a natural for Trump to work with to have a lot of leverage against China.

        Liked by 2 people

  2. Bob Thoms says:

    You make great friendships in the game of golf……………..

    Liked by 9 people

  3. NJF says:

    Love it!

    Liked by 12 people

    • thluckyone says:

      Johnny Cash: “she’s been through the fire before – and I believe she can take a whole lot more…” (Ragged Ole’ Flag). And now, by the Grace of Almighty God, we have someone who sincerely wants to bind the wounds – and he knows the way.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. daughnworks247 says:

    President Trump makes it look so easy.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Each nation is winning! Nationalism above globalism!

    Liked by 10 people

  6. fleporeblog says:

    I wrote this yesterday and want to share it again here today:

    We are seeing the formation of an incredible triangle right in front of our eyes. TREX’s speech and Q & A involving India 🇮🇳 was absolutely amazing. What stood out to me the most is the fact that TREX stated that the US would love to see India 🇮🇳 have the second strongest military in the world. He also talked about Japan 🇯🇵 during that speech. The fact this election will most likely allow PM Abe to change their rules pertaining to their military is fantastic news.

    President Xi is seeing his world turned upside down. India 🇮🇳 and Japan 🇯🇵 will build their militaries by purchasing from us. India 🇮🇳 has received their first shipment of Fuel ever from us. You are talking about a country with 1.3 Billion people. If and when we flip the script on China 🇨🇳 by going all in with India 🇮🇳, the Chinese economy will crumble. Their current debt is 250% of their GDP. That is a house made of wood sitting on a volcano that is about to erupt!

    From the article linked above:

    India is set to emerge as a key market for American crude exports in coming months, as refineries in that country are ramping up “test” purchases of US grades to diversify their imports.

    US exports recently set a weekly record with nearly 2 MMbbl of crude a day sent overseas. But shipments to India have been rare, with just a few deliveries since the US lifted its ban on crude exports in late 2015.

    Indian refineries are starting to increase purchases as the country seeks to secure more supply from outside the Middle East. Refiners are testing both US sweet and sour crudes in their facilities, a common practice when importing crude from new sources.

    In June, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump met and discussed energy exports to India. Since then the Modi administration has been encouraging more crude imports by waiving some shipping requirements.

    Indian refiners Indian Oil Corp, Bharat Petroleum Corp and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited were given a special permission by the shipping ministry to import oil from the United States until March.

    “They’ve been stepping up to be a sizeable importer; they’re looking to diversify away from the Middle East,” said John Kilduff, partner at energy hedge fund Again Capital LLC in New York.

    One supertanker carrying nearly 2 MMbbl discharged in India earlier this month, according to Eikon shipping data, while two other vessels carrying a combined 3 MMbbl are set to arrive in November.

    Prior to this, US crude rarely went to India, with only one month this year—February—showing deliveries, according to US EIA data through July.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      In the article below, take a close look at the last paragraph I share! Ask yourself why would India want to ramp up their manufacturing sector. Would it have something to do with China admitting that their manufacturing sector will be curtailed in the years to come.

      This is all about the Trump Foreign Doctrine!

      From the article linked above:

      India, which imports about 80 percent of its oil needs, has emerged as a key driver for growth in global oil demand.

      The South Asian nation is set to surpass China as the fastest-growing oil products market in Asia, with fuel demand growing by 6.1 percent in 2018, according to a recent report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

      FGE expects India’s fuel demand to rise by about 4.5 percent this year to 4.2 million bpd and by 5.1-5.2 percent in 2018.

      India is increasing refining capacity to keep pace with the expected growth in fuel demand as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to boost the manufacturing sector.

      Liked by 6 people

      • dalethorn says:

        The Chinese leader made it very clear that China intends to have not only the world’s strongest (or very close to it) military, but that their military would be a strong fighting force. All those years of our dealings with China, giving them the capital to build a fantastic array of factories (which can be diverted to military production), has to worry the Indians to no end. As Capt. Kirk would say, “Our opportunity, gentlemen.”

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    • piper567 says:

      another element of Tillerson’s appearance which I so enjoyed were the intelligent and informed questions asked…And, TRex’s abilityy to answer these questions so as to keep the answers clear and concise.
      Wish our msm were capable of learning, sigh.

      Liked by 5 people

  7. dekester says:

    Thank you Flep,

    Your insights into these business deals is most helpful. Day in and day out he shows up his “ colleagues” to be utterly useless.

    Cheers and God bless your President

    Liked by 3 people

  8. doug says:

    while western Europe crashes and burns this century the us will be busy pursuing growth and partnerships with countries that will join us in forging a new path in the21st century (led by Japan, US and India)

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Kerry Gimbel says:

    But wait! Didn’t Hillary say Trump is further isolating the United States?

    Liked by 1 person

  10. jeans2nd says:

    You all left out my guy SecDef Mattis and the Marine continuing diplomatic missions???
    We Marines are sooo under-appreciated (sniffle…lolol)

    23 Oct 2017
    “Mattis also met with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera on the sidelines of the ASEAN Defense Ministerial Meeting-Plus to discuss regional and global security issues…They affirmed that the U.S.-Japan alliance is indivisible and agreed that further efforts to strengthen the alliance will contribute to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world.”


    • jeans2nd says:

      This retired Indian diplomat, appreciative of what he perceives to be the Trump-Tillerson diplomatic engagement vis-a-vis India-Afghanistan-Pakistan, seems to approve.

      “the improvement of India-Pakistan relations becomes a pre-requisite of the situation. Of course, this is also linked to the trajectory of India’s strategic ties with Afghanistan”

      “The hurried ‘working visit’ by the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Delhi tomorrow just hours before Tillerson’s arrival in the Indian capital…”

      This guy believes that the outcome of these diplomatic efforts will be a re-alignment of India with Pakistan and Afghanistan, and shutting China out. The author, so far, has been fairly accurate in his guesstimates of the intentions of the Trump Doctrine, but has failed to recognize the Japan part of the equation, imo.

      Perhaps keep half an eye on that Ghani-Delhi visit tomorrow?


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