About eight-in-ten in the Philippines and Australia report having a positive view of Japan. Roughly two-thirds of Americans and Indonesians also give Japan a favorable rating, and have since The exception to this pattern is South Korea, which was long a colony of Japan. In the U. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe receives relatively positive marks in the countries surveyed. About seven-in-ten in the Philippines and Australia say they have confidence in the Japanese leader to do the right thing when it comes to world affairs.
Summit ends without joint communique for first time. In Washington, a White House official rejected the Chinese line as "complete spin and propaganda" and said the standoff did not raise hopes for a positive meeting between U. After months of bickering over trade, the disputed South China Sea and U.
In private discussions with senior Vietnamese foreign ministry officials, one could easily get the feeling that the socialist republic is a reluctant rising middle power in Asia. In their view, Vietnam is doing well in terms of regional and international profile, with its uninterrupted political stability and expanding economic growth. On the other hand, they were also aware of the country's vulnerabilities as it continues to modernise and integrate with global economies.