Why Japan Is Wrong on Rights in Cambodia

Tokyo’s downplaying of rights issues is plain for all to see, and the effectiveness of the approach remains unclear.

As Western countries level sanctions against Cambodia’s Hun Sen and the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) government, Japan stands apart. Not just keeping quiet on attacks on democratic ideals, Japan is throwing money behind the July elections, including funding new ballot boxes, in a transparent move to shore up its Cambodian support, in no small part due to the fact that China’s influence is moving deeper and deeper into the Asia-Pacific.

Read the full story: https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/why-japan-is-wrong-on-rights-in-cambodia/

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