At this stage one can only judge the atmospherics and optics of the summit, and on that basis, Beijing and Pyongyang have plainly come out ahead, while Tokyo and Seoul seem to have been overlooked.
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Swedish researcher Andreas Johansson interviewed 30 members of a Japanese Yakuza clan in 2015.
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To ensure the success of global trade, we need to understand and make allowances for cultural differences in trust.
The underlying implication of Malcolm Turnbull's Tokyo visit was the interest shared by Japan and Australia to counter the strategic rise of China.
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