The strong rebound of the South Korean side after the sanctions imposed by Japan is obviously beyond the expectations of the Abe government. After all, Abe’s previous excuse for “the judgment of the Korean court on the WWII labor claim case” was an export. The implementation of sanctions on South Korean semiconductor materials is a means that Abe has used for its own political interests. The tough attitude of South Korea has clearly made Abe a bit difficult to ride on the sanctions against South Korea.
Although South Korea’s Samsung CEO Lee Jae-soo has rushed to Japan for urgent consultations, some media asserted that “Li Zai’s move could not play a decisive role, and ultimately he had to rely on government-level negotiations to solve the problem”. But as of now, the government is not planning to give Abe this step. As a result, the current relationship between Japan and South Korea has become more and more rigid. Under such circumstances, if no one on both sides is willing to accept the soft, the result will not be good for anyone. It may even be possible to completely complete the relationship between Japan and South Korea.
Therefore, at present, whether Abe or Wen is in the air, in order to avoid the complete relationship between the two countries, I hope that the United States, as the "big brother", can come forward to mediate, so that both sides can end this dispute with dignity. However, according to the latest report《参考消息》, senior researcher Smith of the US think tank "Diplomatic Relations Association" warned on the 7th that in view of the fact that Japan-South Korea relations are now close to irreparable, the alliance between the United States and Japan and South Korea, It will cause the United States to fall into a state of being unable to function.
xxAlthough Washington has always believed that the US-Japan and US-South Korea allies can play an important supporting role in its Asia-Pacific strategy, the United States has not even stopped efforts to promote the formation of alliances between Japan and South Korea and to build a small NATO in the Asia-Pacific region. However, with the deteriorating relations between Japan and South Korea in recent years, the United States has failed to play its due mediation role. Especially after Trump took office, his way of dealing with his wealthy friends made him not care what happened between Japan and South Korea. Instead, he pressured the two countries to force the two countries to trade problems. Make as many compromises as possible to the United States.
Obviously, Trump’s extreme treatment of allies has caused a great negative impact on the alliance between the United States and Japan, the United States and South Korea, and the United States’ previous use of the United States. Japan and the United States and South Korea, as well as the close relations between Japan and South Korea, have established a unified command mechanism in the military and diplomatic strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. In fact, they have been in a state of "dismemberment" to some extent. Under such circumstances, the United States has at the same time coordinating the problems existing between itself and the Japan-South Korea alliance. It is not enough to coordinate the problems between Japan and South Korea.
It can be seen that, just like the disputes between Japan and South Korea caused by the radar incident of warships, the United States could not play its role as a "big brother" in addition to "calling" both sides to exercise restraint and avoid further escalation of disputes. Nowadays, the United States is once again facing the growing dispute between Japan and South Korea. It also wants to intervene in mediation but has more than enough strength. Therefore, in the face of two important Asia-Pacific allies who have been batted together, what the United States can do is to stand on the sidelines like a fool.xx