US Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson paid a visit to Japan on March 16th.
North Korea fired off some missiles the other day, raising tensions significantly in the Pacific region. They reportedly fired five missiles, with one failing to launch and three of the other four coming provocatively close to Japan.
The Russian-Japanese detente will incrementally continue, but the future of Northeast Asia is contingent on what happens with the two Koreas, as this could either lead to the formation of a Regional Quartet or two separate blocs.
A united Korea becomes an even stronger economic powerhouse in Northeast Asia than the sum of either of its two previously independent parts could ever conceive of, with a “Korean Miracle” superceding even that of its post-Cold War German predecessor.