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"david warren" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"In a sense, are seeing this as unacceptable to them. It may be fully understandable as far as the other states are concerned. But if you're going to get any hand drawn this, you do have to look at it from the Chinese perspective. The thing is that China has been very successful with its model of what now people are now called authoritarian capitalism. But it you're adding a further word to that. Basically more autocratic authoritarian capitalism because this of course is the nature of president Xi and where he is coming from. He has much stronger control. He has some pretty big internal problems, particularly the way in which the control of high-tech that the government in Beijing is insisting on is causing a lot of problems in terms of employment of the rest of some of the brightest people in China. But the point about all of this is this is the path that she is determined to follow, and it's going to be very difficult to get in the way of putting that to a stop because it basically you're trying to see itself as a great power. It's not going to be constrained in this way, and it's a very difficult thing diplomatically, I think to handle frankly. Well, yeah, I'm just talking about the challenges of diplomacy. Sir David Warren, I just want to put one final question to you. Just reflecting on your time, as I mentioned as the UK ambassador in Tokyo, which is what now for just about a decade, just about a decade ago that station ended. How do you see the approach of Beijing having evolved during that over the last ten years? Because this capacity to destabilize the facility that Beijing is demonstrated in challenging the rules based order, has that changed a great deal from when you were stationed in Tokyo do you think? I think it has, if you're talking about Chinese diplomacy, of course, the tone has radically changed in the last couple of years. And that's a function of the fact that China now sees itself as the preeminent world power. That's partly to do with problems in the United States under Trump and during the transition from Trump to Biden. And the failings as the Chinese would see them the democracy. It's also to do with Chinese economic power, but you're seeing what it's called the wolf warrior diplomacy. It's very assertive. The aggressive diplomacy from China. As far as Japan is concerned, and Japan is a country that we ought to remember has extensive experience of relations with China going back over many years. It's gone up and down. When I was there, ten years ago, relations with China having been quite strong under Xi Jinping's predecessor Hu Jintao. Went into Nadia with the row over the senkaku islands as the Japanese column. And when Abbott became prime minister in 2012, it went through a year or two of the deep freeze before the Japanese and Chinese were able to haul the relationship back to something more along the lines of an even keel, not a particularly friendly or warm relationship, but a slightly more professional relationship. I think that will ebb and flow depending on the broader security context at the moment the security context is pretty tense. It was striking that we saw the form of Japanese prime minister Suga and Joe Biden identified Taiwan as a specific potential flashpoint when they met in Washington earlier last year. And more recently, Japanese and U.S. officials have been discussing the use of Japan's southern islands in which of course, which of course had been close to Taiwan as a potential defensive line in the event of any Chinese incursion into Taiwan or Taiwanese waters that I think is an upping of the anti end it reflects the fact that people are genuinely concerned about what China may want to do as far as Taiwan is concerned. Japan sees that as approximate threat to its own security. So in that sense, I think Japan and indeed, the wider world should see China more now more as a security threat than we might have done a few years ago. So they've Warren, great to hear from you before that Paul Rogers, gentlemen, thanks to both of you for joining us on the program. Now let's cross and hear from Monica's page Reynolds. She's standing by with the day's other news headlines. Thanks Tom. Russian led forces have arrived in Kazakhstan amid a violent crackdown on anti government protests. 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"david warren" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"House in London. I'm Tom Edwards. Coming up today, Washington and Tokyo express alarm at China's increasing assertiveness in the wider region. We'll have the latest. Also ahead on today's program. We just want to say thank you to so many people because we have never been alone in this journey. Those 10,000 people that marched the streets of Bristol in the name of equality. We'll be asking whether the acquittal of four people accused of tearing down a statue of a slave owner in Bristol could have implications for the rest of the world. And then Andrew Muller will tell us about some of the weeks weirder stories. We learned that former First Lady Melania Trump is keen to cash in sooner rather than later, possibly who knows in anticipation of that GRU extraction squad finally coming to recover their prime clandestine operative. All that, coming up here on the briefing with me, Tom Edwards. The United States and Japan have voiced huge concern about China's growing might and pledge to work together to prevent Beijing's attempts to destabilize the region, the joint declaration followed a virtual meeting between foreign and defense ministers in Washington and Tokyo. Well, let's explore this further now with sir David Warren, who served as the UK's ambassador in Tokyo between 2008 and 2012 and also Paul Rogers, who is open democracies, international security expert, gentlemen, good afternoon, to you both, and thanks for being with us. Paul Rogers perhaps I'll kick things off with you. Perhaps understandable and predictable even that we might get reflections of concern from some of these players. But I just wonder in your view to what degree these powers can meaningfully cooperate to address this destabilizing destabilizing influence of China because isn't the issue that China as they themselves have said have challenged the rules based order in consequently such alliances may no longer really be fit for purpose. That's possibly true. And I think the background to this is that the United States and Japan in particular have very close defense relations. I think people tend to forget this United States currently has about 50,000 of its own personnel in Japan, although probably more than half of those are actually Okinawa where it is really a dominant presence. It has a carrier battle group permanently Ford based is yokosuka, the current one is the USS USN Ronald Reagan, and it has cruisers destroyers and the rest under their air bases and reinvasion and the rest. So there's a lot of forward basing, so the basic defense connection is very strong. On the Japanese side, Japan is very much geared to defensive defense. It has very powerful forces the Japanese Navy is impressive by any means in a defensive role into submarine and the rest. It is the same with the air force very modern aircraft and very much effective. What this all means in a sense as far as Japanese are concerned, is that they're not basically designed to counter problems that they may have with China in the wider area. Paradoxically, the U.S., which is probably more designed to do that. But I think from their perception, this is a kind of statement of reminder rather than very much more than that and as such it's basically designed to send a message to Beijing that if there was any serious upping of the ante and that would be primarily over Taiwan, then the response of the United States would be let's put it this way unpredictable, but it would carry Japan with it. So it's not just the United States the Chinese and how to worry about. This is always only on the assumption of course that things got very much worse than they were. It does of course counter the idea that in light of the idea that from a Chinese point of view, it has a sense of manifest destiny it sees itself as one of the world if not the world's leading power, and under president Xi that is becoming more dominant. So it's a tricky thing, but I think the message that the Americans in particular trying to get is that we do have very close links in the region and we're going to keep them there. What sir David Warren, let me just bring you in on that point about Japan's broader security role, and this defensive defense that pause mentioning there. Does what we've been hearing move the needle in any way in terms of a more fundamental change too. Yeah, Japan's pacifism compared to a more robust approach. It's interesting, isn't it that I think prime minister kishida just a couple of months ago talked about being more robust considering an enemy strike capability, these are quite different pronouncements than those we've heard over a number of recent decades, right? They are, but the needle has been moving for a long time. I mean, I agree entirely with balls and analysis about the strength of the U.S., Japan, a defense relationship. It's been there since 1960 with the defense and security treaty, Japan is a fundamental ally of the United States. It is, in the words of a former Japanese prime minister, the unsinkable aircraft carrier for the U.S. in the Asia Pacific. And over the years under a number of Japanese prime ministers, the pacifist nature of Japan's constitution, which was imposed by the U.S. after the Second World War, article 9, which enshrines pacifism, which means that Japan's military is labeled a self defense force, has been gradually pushed the envelope has been pushed to allow Japan firstly to take a more active role in international peacekeeping operations. And then to allow Japan to play a role in the collective self defense in the region, which of course means coming to the aid of its ally, the United States, if that ally is attacked or if the security of the region, including Japan's security, is affected. And that means by China, the old defense and security plans in Japan envisaged a land invasion by Russia to the north, but increasingly in recent years, of course, the Japanese security analysis has seen the danger coming from a maritime incursion into Japanese waters from China to the south. And I think, although this statement of yesterday, after the two plus two talks, is certainly a slight ratcheting up of the language. It's completely consistent with the direction of Japanese political travel over recent over a recent months and years. I mean, it's only a few days ago that Japan under Australia were signing a new defense arrangement. UK, although the UK is not an actor in the Asia Pacific region directly nonetheless, UK Japan, defense security links have strengthened in recent years as well. Japan remains very concerned about the security threat from China. While at the same time, of course, recognizing that its economic relations with China have to remain strong. And it's trade and investment partnership remains an important component of Japanese economic security. We did want to actually just get a thought from you both about it's been a busy few days of summits indeed that separate virtual summit where Japan and Australia as you mentioned there, David signed this defense cooperation agreement. Is that also another example of, yes, a restatement of an existing dynamic. It doesn't really move things forward much, but it has a broader value to Japan. Paul, is that your reading of that agreement as well? I think it is and what is interesting. What we have to try and do is see this from the perception of Beijing. And the point is that the Beijing government or regime called it what you will does feel that it is sort of being constrained. If you have a state which believes that it is not just a regional power, but now very clearly a global parent still growing. What it is not happy with is the way that this cluster state with the United States and the basis of it is really trying to constrain it. Earned it sees this particularly in Britain sending it its carrier strike group recently to the west Pacific. You see it in the way in which the United States is seeking to develop its relations on a military side with the likes of Malaysia and Singapore and also see it obviously as you said with the situation, Australia..
"david warren" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"With me, Marcos hippie. Iran's government has announced that it will return to talks that aim to revive the 2015 nuclear deal by the end of November. It's the first time that Tehran has set a date for the resumption of the long delayed talks. Let's get to the latest with holy Douglas senior fellow at the Atlantic council and curator of the Iran is to newsletter good to speak with you Holly. Welcome to the program. So what exactly has Iran sit down? Well, Iran actually it's lead nuclear negotiator, tweeted that Iran would resume talks at the end of November. Now, we've heard Iran repeatedly said that sometime in October or November, they were going to resume talks. But for a while there, we weren't really sure where things were going. So this tweet kind of confirmed things. And he also added, that is the deputy foreign minister Ali berry Kenny that sometime at the end of this week, they will have an exact date for us as well. Do you think something has changed behind the scenes now why has Iran decided to continue with the negotiations? I don't think it's necessarily that things have changed behind the scenes. I think there's two things going on. For starters, I think Iran was slowing things down in part because the Joe Biden administration had done so as well when Joe Biden took office in January. It took about till April for the United States to return to nuclear talks in Vienna. That is not directly with Iran as the two countries were actually in separate meetings discussing the nuclear negotiations. So I think there was part of that. There were slowly dragging their fees on purpose. At the same time, there's also a board of governors meeting coming up in November. And that actually gives the remaining signatories of the JCPOA and other members of the International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors to actually possibly rebuke Iran for its acceleration of its nuclear program. So I think there was some concern there that if that would happen would make it harder for Iran to return to negotiations, which they had actually threatened in the past. So what would the state of those talks those negotiations be now how optimistic are you for example that something can be achieved? Well, I think the easiest part is actually getting people to sit down and talk about things. Now, the real question here is, what would come about? The rumor is that when the talks ceased in June after the selection of Abraham Reyes president in the June election, there was this assumption that actually Iran and the United States had come to an agreement on some sort of compliance and compliance Iran rolls back parts of its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. That was the rumor and that's the theory right now. But we also aren't really sure have things changed the Iranians want more. Does the U.S. want more? So I think we really won't know until these groups, this group sits down and talks again in November. Okay, this America for example to engage in these talks now. Well, I think for the United States, this is somewhat a sore in their thigh. The Bina administration's very much focused on East Asia. And this is something that Biden's own administration under the Barack Obama administration when he was vice president had to deal with before. And so at that time, they had hoped that they had sorted things out. And what the Donald Trump administration coming in and withdrawing in May 2018 and reimposing sanctions despite the fact Iran had not violated the deal that became a big problem for not just the United States, but also for the remaining signatory. So I think they definitely would like to get this sorted out because it is worrisome for them that Iran's nuclear program is speeding up and at the same time they want to be able to focus on other things. And of course, the other, of course, is climate change, the pandemic and the economy as well. How much have we heard from Iran so far about what the country wants in order to accept the deal? Well, Iran has repeatedly said that it wants sanctions removal. We've also heard them that they want their $10 billion in frozen assets unfrozen before they would sit down and talk. So we've been hearing different things, but at the end of the day, the key here is for them to have the ability to sell their oil and do international banking. So that is a priority because that has hurt their economy. The countries and a dire state, not just because of mismanagement corruption and the pandemic, but of course, because of U.S. sanctions as well. Do you think Iran Q to one day rejoin the deal? I think there's always hope I am a firm believer in diplomacy. It's just a matter of will on both sides, whether they can come to a compromise. I think when it comes to diplomacy when nobody's going to ever be happy with an outcome and that's what a deal actually works. And I think this is exactly what happened with the 2015 nuclear agreement. And just finally, Holly, what are going to be the next steps now? What's happening first? Well, the next step is that they set a date. So we're hoping at the end of November and that these remaining signatories to the Iran nuclear agreement meet in Vienna to discuss things and maybe take a take things off from where they left off in June. So that seems to be the way forward for now. Thank you very much. That's what's holy decorous from the Atlantic council and now here is monochrome emission with a day's other new set lines. Thanks, Marcus. A leading U.S. general has said that China's hypersonic missile test is close to a Sputnik moment, referring to the Soviet satellite launch that sparked the Cold War arms race. Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Mark milley also told Bloomberg news that the Chinese military was expanding rapidly. The Vatican says Pope Francis has agreed to visit Canada to assist with an ongoing reconciliation effort with indigenous groups. It follows reports that many indigenous children died while attending residential schools. The Catholic Church played a pivotal role in the school's founding and operation. New Zealand is expected to ease pandemic induced border restrictions, which have been in place since March 2020, and moved to a system of home isolation for fully vaccinated visitors. It follows the government's announcement that strict block down measures will end when 90% of its eligible population is fully vaccinated. And the luxury fashion brand, Jean-Paul Gaultier has launched its own rental service, the first 50 items which will be rotated on loan from its 30,000 piece archive include icons from the 1980s and 1990s, such as the conical brazier made famous by Madonna. For more head to monocle dot com, forward slash minute. Those are the days headlines, back to you Marcus. Thank you very much, Emma. A new opinion poll suggests Japan's ruling liberal Democratic Party could lose its parliamentary majority in Sunday's general election. However, prime minister for Mia kishida and his LDP party looks set to retain power, thanks to a long-standing political pact with a junior coalition partner. Sir David Warren joins me now. He was the UK's ambassador in Japan between 2008 and 2012. Welcome to Monaco 24. So what are the pause in Japan telling us? And I think that they're telling us that the liberal Democratic Party, which is governed Japan for most of the postwar period is likely to lose some seats, it has 276 in the lower house, the House of Representatives. And he's going to lose some of those..
"david warren" Discussed on Monster Movie Fun Time Go
"Sir she really didn't fight back. Maybe because it was her cousin and she was younger and she didn't wanna hurt her. I don't know it was. She certainly fought back in. Scream three killed her brother pretty easily. Why she won't easy on little radic has not like they had like she had any relationship with that brother though true although they had that one little moment like she held his hand as he died yes like well. You're my brother. Oh sorry sorry your so fucked up. Yeah yeah that kind of. I hope that we have full strength. Sydney or screen five. She's got a gun there we go. Okay well i'm still going to go ahead and give it a five stars four for the movie a one for hannity area and her haircut. Okay catch because i love it. I just i just love these movies but i will riot. If sydney kill the next one there will be a riot. Okay downhill one. A one man riot. Why would they do that. I'm gonna give it so threes. It was okay or a is okay. i'm gonna give it. I'm going to say three and a half so like in ranking order of the films my favorite surge scream three is number one. The i scream is second place second. Scream is third place in fourth place. Koker so yeah three and a half for this one. Yeah okay all right. Well we never mentioned david warner in the second one david in the second one that doesn't suck no means he's always they warriors always good when he's in some shitty low-budget piece of crap. Yeah good all. We'll shout out to david warren. Okay thanks for joining us again. Everybody were be back tomorrow with something else in a different guest star. Thank you for having me. This is a lot of fun gave her being here. Thanks for helping me out. Check out my sister's good balloon. Is it the good balloon dot com facebook. facebook is the best place so facebook dot com slash. Good balloon film. No okay that or at good balloon film on facebook. Okay all right all right. Yeah i'll be hosting more stench soon About that so you're thanks one. Good thanks for listening folks. You can email us at mazda fun time. G mail dot com. You can leave us. A voice message at anchor dot fm slash m. f. t. g. And we will not see you but you will hear us next time on monster movie fun time go..
"david warren" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Fan of abortion rights. He nonetheless descended from the court's refusal to halt the law. And he sort of flagged this pandora's box that you're talking about at he has a couple of lines in his dissent where he says if texas is allowed to this. We're not going to step in and intervene and block this than that. Could open the door for other states to try to restrict other sorts of rights. And we don't know where this is going. So roberts said we should have stepped in. Stop this for now and figured out. What's going on finally james. What does this say about the rule of law in the us. I guess in some ways. I mean clearly. The supreme court could revisit this at some other point to kind of wash. What's happening. Is that it almost feels like that's essential just to maintain a a normal procedure of lawyer. Yeah almost certainly. This will combat for the litigation over the slight is going to continue in the lower courts also has probably know this already as another case scheduled on its docket for later this year involving a mississippi worship lot Case is gonna firmly. Swear up you know whether the constitutional right to abortion in the united states remains standing. And we'll see what happened there. But i do think that a lot of liberals a lot of abortion rights supporters would say that if a state is allowed to pass along like this directly conflicts with what the supreme court long sad is a constitutional right and supreme court is not willing to intervene and stop that law then in effect the right is meaningless at least for millions of people in texas. They don't get to enjoy that right conway because the lies is now in fact and so does raise really serious questions about the rule of law and how is willing to treat different types of rights. That was the editor of these scotus blog. James roma sir now. We're heading to japan where the ruling liberal democratic party is preparing for a leadership contest that will effectively decide who becomes the country's next prime minister. The hope no doubt is that the winner lasts a bit longer than the previous prime minister. Yoshihiko suge who's down last week after less than a year who are these. Movers and shakers vying to become japan's next leader. Well i'm joined for more on this. By monaco's tokyo bureau chief fiona wilson and also by sir david warren who served as the uk's ambassador to japan between two thousand and two thousand. Twelve sir. david. I want to start with you. Thank you so much for joining us today. You were ambassador. At a time where. Japan's leadership was unsettled. You witnessed at least four different prime ministers in four years. I mean what. What is it that makes political leadership in japan so challenging in your mind a. Thank you very much prime minister's employers to be strictly accurate because Prime minister who was prime minister. When i arrived resigned a few days later and then as you say we moved into change of prime minister every year and a change of government as well. They're i guess that relatively few political leaders in recent japanese history who have commanded japanese politics not just the process of getting legislation through the diet and the oversight of a policy management within the governing party. Which has been the liberal democratic party logic last fifty years. I'm but also am the factional basis of the ldp which has led to constant intra-party am politically and fighting over that period and finding a political leader who both commands. The respect is very conservative. Set of competing factions within the party not always driven by strong ideological competition as well as credibility in the modern age in terms of policy management has proved extraordinarily difficult. Now they have found that founded in the nineteen eighties with a nakasone and they found it again. Twenty years later. With the maverick extremely powerful was an outside candidate. junichiro koizumi. And they found it in his second incarnation missions or other When he came back as minister in twenty twelve. I'm with the failure of prime minister. Soga who really could not make that transition from being a backroom politician to front of house communicate with people at a time of national emergency. And there's a little worried that they're going back into the revolting dual well back into the revolving door. Potentially as you say fianna to bring you in on this week. We spoke a little bit about this on friday's show In terms of who who is Potentially successor since then. We've actually seen a pretty clear. Front runner emerged. Tell us about that. Yeah it's it's terror kona without a doubt. I mean he's got the support of the public. He has for a long time. You know consistently when they ask people who do you want to be leader of the ldp here. Do you found his prime minister. Taro connors that talk choice. He's the vaccine minister. He's doing administrative reform as well. Second choices shigeru ishiba former defense minister now. Interestingly he has not thrown his hat in the ring. And i think that's you know that will be interesting. Who does he throw his support behind because he has public support. He's never really had the support of the party in the diet so his support is more outlined and i think instinct way where he falls but at the moment. Tara conner is clearly the front runner. Fumio kishida was an early announcement. But he's really a bit. Lukewarm attempt potential pre tepid parties. Not that enthusiastic about him either so it will be interesting to see really what we're looking at is the big hitters. Tarot are so shinzo Were they not support and as we mentioned before with this swell. No chris shinzo obey. Looks like he's supporting suneeta cage. She you know she's she's quite an outside candidate. She doesn't have public support. But she aligned with him ideologically so tara is looking like one of the front or certainly the popular one. I mean sir david to bring you in on that what. What is your take on him. I suppose and also just how important is it for japan to have a leader that really pulls their weight on the international stage. You think he's somebody who might be able to do that. I think it's important to have a leader who pulls their weight on the international stage though. I can't believe that that will be the The highest priority among all the voters in the l. e. p. in the diet and in the white ponti otherwise would not have been chosen as a compromise candidate at a year ago because he as commanded much less he much less compelling. An international figue palo colo as espionage. Says is looks like the person to beat at the moment although from what i've seen the polls i'm either ahead but it say that there's the polls are binding quite reasonably evenly divided. Not all the candidates are in field yet. he would command international credibility. I think he's an english speaker which many japanese politicians are not and he has lot of Political experience cabinet level. Not least having been foreign minister. He is A strong candidate. He's a maverick in japanese that political temps And i wonder to what extent that will count against him. As the internal inter-party campaign gets underway. He he comes from a variety of posey directions and often shoots from the hip that can be attractive in candidate and he is the solid candidate. We in the west Might find engaging in some of the political fights we see in our own countries. He's little less. It's a little less familiar in japanese politics. Doctoral studies amelia older former. Prime minister koizumi fell into something like that category. I think there's an unpredictability about cornell which is both attractive but maybe worrying to some l voters even if suggests they feel that kishida and seems to be as main media rival for another former. Foreign minister is a to centrist. Too bland to feel very strongly about fiona wilson. Answer david warren. Thank you very much. I'm afraid that's all we have time for for that segment. You are listening to the briefing here on monocle. Twenty four nutritious is proud to partner the briefing on monocle. Twenty four o is a company that is committed to reimagining medicine. Global health care leader intent on changing the practice of medicine..
"david warren" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Experience of a japanese ability to organize large events and throat enormous number of resources at at saint organization. We give incompetence that they will do everything they can and it will be highly efficiently organized. And but i think that one of the important tests may be the most important test. The government will be the impact on code itself and the extent to which the the viruses continuing to be transmitted particularly in tokyo. Where a relatively small number of people will sanders have had received a one dose little alone two doses of vaccine in a program which has taken some time to roll out and move draw slowly. I think that the government would be at the mercy of the grim statistics in terms of cases and fatalities and if there is a perception that in some way the The distance of the olympics as a potential super spreader event and the way in which the government had to reallocate in order to support the olympics rather than people opponents olympic. See probably health in japan. That could have a serious impact on the government and they will be hoping doing everything they can to minimize that and to leave people feeling positive about the event which is of course even in this in this radically changed all immensely exciting international sporting event. Which so many people around the world want to enjoy. And i think that's very important to remember on a slightly lighter note. David what is what is the sports. You'll be following particularly carefully this time around. That is the question which i have had no preparation for answering marcus but i will certainly be watching the athletes as i have. It saved many olympics. A over the over the years and really hoping that we see some memorable moments in the weeks ahead absolutely amazing what about you. Will you be following. I mean i'm gonna tell you as much at you know six channels of nhk just for a stall if you want to watch live for. I mean i think. I'm really excited to see some of the new school so coming in surfing skateboarding karate. I think it's always good to watch judo. In japan amazing. And i think that will be very exciting and obviously truck infield always outstanding so is a long list of things. I'm looking forward to a funeral and day with thank you very much. That was the is former ambassador in japan. Sir david warren and our bureau chief fear and a wilson and now here is got rabelo with the day's other news headlines thanks marquez. Researchers in uk have found that a longer gap between first and second. Those is a pfizer's cova. Nineteen vaccine makes the body's immune system produce more antibodies experts. Say the finding support. Uk's decision to extend those intervals from the initial recommendation of three weeks. The us deputy secretary of state when he sherman has said washington is seeking a reliable predictable and constructive way to secure progress in stall denuclearization talks with north korea. Sherman made the remarks following high level diplomatic discussions with leaders in south korea. Francis president emmanuel macron has changes phone and number after reports that he was targeted with israeli. Made spyware called pegasus. He has also ordered. An overhaul of security protocols. French media says mccall and fourteen ministers were flagged for potential surveillance by morocco and the top british chef. Marcus wearing says he has seen a shift in staff mentality since reopened their doors to the public wearing adds that it's more important than ever that we look after our teams and friends. You can hear more from him on the menu. That's tonight at twenty hundred london time. Those are today's headlines back to you. Marcus thank you very much carlos. Now environment and energy ministers from the world's wealthiest countries have reportedly made little brokerage on how to reach their climate goals is come says the g. Twenty group of nations prepares to conclude their latest summit in the italian city of naples. Rope coke's global editor at reuters. Breaking views has been keeping a close on events for us and joins us from monaco's european headquarters in zero good afternoon to europe. First of all. Did you expect more from this summit. Well i don't know if. I expected that they would come to an agreement that i mean. The main sticking point is whether how to to formulate the language on whether to to commit to one and a half degrees and no more of global warming as it were by twenty fifty and and that is You know we know that that's needed to be done. So a certainly had expectations. The world has to have some expectations. Anticipation that we can get there on. It is really critical to getting to the cop twenty six. Which is the meeting of all the heads of governments of twenty six governments that are signed up Which will be in glasgow. Which would you know. The the whole world is basically looking at is an opportunity to to reset The fact that they they may not be able to get that done today. Just makes it a lot harder. He puts a lot more onus on what needs to be done in scotland later this year. So has anything being achieved in naples. Yeah well certainly. A a lot has been achieved. They agreed on a a series of a communicate yesterday around environment biodiversity on plastic in the water and things like that and and so we don't know yet whether they will Today the thornier sticking points of climate change and energy. I mean this really comes down to like you know whether you commit to reducing your use of coal fired plants that kind of thing whether that the language will be strengthened from. What what we're reading what we're hearing now. I'm it's hard to say. There's i know that the italian presidency Is really working hard on this It has gotten a few concessions. So far from from what i understand In the run-up to today and you do have you know you have all most the g. Seven big developed economies are are all in the same boat. You have japan and some others that are are signing up but you do have some some. There's some holdouts so china india Are believe not even at in naples their their main negotiating parties are doing it online and remotely And and they are the you know they are. They are the largest economies that are going to need the most Increase in energy. Use right over the next twenty years so they are understandably and have been fighting this remember. This is why donald trump in some to some degree pulled out of the paris accords But i think i think we'll see some it'll yeah we'll have to see what the communique says but you know a couple of shifts in the language again. That's just the starting point for for all the negotiation that needs to take place you know starting in the fall really exactly as you mentioned the summit's is is going to set the tone possibly for what's happening in november when a cop twenty six hundred takes place in in glasgow is they're going to be more pressure now. Yeah i think there's going to be if they cannot reach an agreement on one and a half degrees a sort of a a really full-throated backing of the idea of limiting climate. In you know the the the the increase to one and a half degrees centigrade i think. Then you're just. The onus is on its there will be so much work now between now and well the pre cop in milan at the end of september and then of course the big.
"david warren" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Opening ceremony of the olympic games is getting underway in tokyo. We can get to the very latest. Now with monaco's bureau chief in the seat of a wilson and sir david warren who was the uk embassador in japan between two thousand and eight and two thousand twelve. Thank you very much for joining us. Fiona if i may come to you i. It's been a long wait. What is the mood like in tokyo today. Journey marcus you're absolutely right. It's been a roller coaster. We can say not. We've had everything haven't we had plagiarism. Kovin resignations up to the eleventh power and we finally reached the ethnic survey to know. I can hardly believe. I mean i feel my day. Has saudi encapsulated. The way things have gone. I stood in the sunshine in yogi Watching blue impulse. Mazing display from the Self defense force Team and that was incredibly storing big round of applause and then about an hour later. I found myself in the thick of an anti olympic demonstration berry loud demonstration shibuya. And i feel like that's sort of the way it's gonna be up and down but i think there will be a huge sense of relief. Once his opening ceremony is done and the games can begin. Next sir david. How important is this moment for japan. Well i think it's massively important marcus. And his fianna says there's a real mixture of atmosphere at the moment with a lot of hostility from people who resent the fact that this is going ahead but an awful long anticipation of what he's always an enormous a global sporting event and a lot. Politically is writing on this as well. I think that the government have radically revised. Everybody's expectations of the asleep with kobe of what the olympics was host to deliver by way of showing the world. How japan recovered from the terrible disaster. That's nami and nuclear accident. Twenty eleven but they still have to demonstrate that the olympics can they delivered in a safe way and in a way. That doesn't have a negative impact on japan's still relatively faltering response to the coded and denk now. Prime minister suge has gone into serious debt in popularity over the past six months also barbara reasons but the unpopularity of the olympics contributed to that and he. The government will be watching very carefully. What happens over the next few weeks and hoping that it is possible to deliver a safe and successful olympics which of course the momentum starts millions of people around the world Indeed want to see absolutely an an staying with your david. Do you think it's too early to say now. If these games are going to benefit japan in the long run do you think the country is is is going to enjoy some of those folks that usually come with organizing events off the scale. It looks unlikely doesn't it. I mean the economic hits so far has fallen to the japanese government. Jammies government that takes the japanese authorities that take the economic years of not being able to and spectators to the game's not able to sell tickets the economic activity which usually accompanies event of this kind In the city hosting and the various venues around japan of course it's not all happening in tokyo not also seems likely to be reduced The at the hostilities of the games indeed arises impacts from people who about the impact and impact from people who resent the japanese government who really be pushed the barrel by the international olympic committee. In the way in which these things work. I guess that It's too soon to say whether the deliverer safe and successful games attack takkula even without a people without spectators watching it in tokyo Might deliver the sort of Finit that the government and the people would like to see I at the risk of santiago a bit negative i guess. The people are a little sceptical about that but live in hope that something may emerge indeed various. There is a lot of skepticism and there is a lot of hostility as you. Both have mentioned already fiona. Do think this this mood in tokyo and more widely in japan may may change. Give it a few days or a couple of weeks. Do think people can be worn over. And do you think the japanese may feel after a bit later. That's the olympic games was worthwhile efforts. I think i think overall people not happy that the games are here. They've been asked repeatedly and they said they don't want the games. There's this sort of arab resignation. I would say. I think soga would be hoping for low infection. Numbers are huge number of japanese medals. That would change the sections of the games. And i think it's very clear from today that most people are really behind the athletes. They want to enjoy the games in about an all street near the office. Lots of people rushing to the supermarket by biz even champagne in some cases. And they're gonna go home and watch on television. You know people do support the games in that sense that not happy with the government as david mentioned soukous polling numbers terrible. He's a leadership election coming up so he'll be hoping for a a spike if japan does very well and if kobe doesn't explode exactly staying with what do you expect from this day. You already mentioned that you've seen you've been seeing people shopping for for drinks including champagne. A how much do we know about what to expect from the opening ceremony for example. Well i mean all we've been hearing about. The opening ceremony is pretty much. The disaster of the series of resignations. To run reason or another little snippet people saw You know very spectacular drone light shows that may come. there was a bit of an orchestra that we had. These were all just teases. We don't know we'd been told they'll be japanese aesthetics but it will be so very will be about real stuff i you know. Let's wait and see and we don't have to wait long. It's happening right now so I will be rushing hammami bike to watch as well. David's indeed number of scandals have dessert these games. What do you think the leadership in tokyo is is doing now. How much can do now to try to make sure that these games can be a success unto won't be remembered for all the problems. Well i'm sure that they don everything they can to to insure as higher level of coated late safety and security as possible. And you know my.
Aussie Inventions That Changed The World
"Let's put an thinking caps and brian up on these fun. Facts about awesome ozzy inventions for outkast of kids fan crab. The famous black folks airplane flight were coded is actually colored bright orange. If it really was black you'd never be able to find it after a plane crash and it was invented in one thousand nine hundred fifty eight by scientists david warren of the aeronautical research laboratory in melbourne. He thought typer coda in a secure box. Recording everything spoken in the cockpit of a plane would be pretty handy so he showed it to an important british air vice marshal during his lunch break and the vaas marshall could it was such a good idea. He invited into london to show it off to the minister. I the action. The rest of course is history. Mice rings didn't come back. The returning boomerang is considered a major achievement in aaron article design but most boomerangs but designed to travel in a straight line. Hunting rings could to help them fly through the fossa but they mostly flew straight towards their targets to knock it down nine side returning boomerangs mainly used. His toys does some rainforest people designed to small four pointed. Boomerang the hunting amongst the trays and those boomerangs definitely came back. The one cost was based on goat. Skin wine flasks used by greek shepherds. There was the south australian. One might cold. Tom and grove and he wanted to find a way to keep wine from going off off the bottle so he thought back to how the greek ship. It's carried they wind and they did it in airtight goatskins in notting. Sixty five. He came up with the idea of putting a plastic bag full of wine in box. It wasn't until nineteen seventy one that someone else thought to put tap on the bottom of the bag before that people had to tie out the bag with clothes peg or a pipe. Clint when i'd finished having a drink
Shinzo Abe Becomes Japan’s Longest-Serving Prime Minister
"Shinzo our prime. My Minister of Japan will today be celebrating. What would have seemed a decade or so back an unlikely milestone? He is now the longest serving prime minister. In Japan's history is brief stint from two thousand six to two thousand seven added to the longest stretch has enjoyed since two thousand twelve has overhauled the benchmark set by. Juke Cuts Toro three times. Prime Minister of a very different Japan in the early years of the twentieth century. Nobody serves as long as a house without tapping into something in their electorate. So in our base case Wat- one joined with more on this Spicer David Warren Former UK ambassador to Japan now Associate Fellow with the Asia Pacific Program At Chatham House David thank you for joining us rb. Does he have a particular singular secret. Is there one thing about him which is got into where he's got to and kept him there i. It's hard to say that he does although he's clearly a competent politician in Japanese terms. And he's come to the premiership of Japan of course after a period of intense political volatility extending over decades in Japanese politics. Prime Minister for the most part have come and gone and there's genuine public Cynicism and discontent with the fragile nature of Jap the Japanese politics so in a sense he benefited from having come after a period of great great Great Tab instability and he benefited also from having a very weak opposition during this period because the opposition party which was in government government three years between two thousand nine and two thousand twelve when it was cold. Democratic Party of Japan has been itself Rhythm With factions and essentially all over the place in terms of being able to land any punches on the Liberal Democratic Party government. So you haven't any competition in the end. He hasn't much competition from outside the party. And he's given the Japanese people a sense of stability which I think they have respected. So you wouldn't say there's an RB ISM as such. There is not a philosophical cornerstone to him philosophical cornerstone to him. But I'm not certain. It's one shared by the Jersey of Japanese people originally from the nationalist wing of the Liberal Democratic Party Much of his Political philosophy is good on. We habilitation his grandfather who was prime minister of Japan in the nineteen fifties and had a very problematical record in the nineteen thirties and forties during Japan's occupation career and four in China. And he has a nationalist. I think wants to both rehabilitate Prime Minister Kitchen. Gran- grandfather's father's mutation and also to turn the page so to speak on Japan's problematic history in ways. which do not necessitate? The next generation of Japanese need having to grapple as much with the the difficult politics of apology that other innovations have had to do But that nationalism is ten uh-huh by a political pragmatism of the recognition that He needs to fix the Japanese economy. Most Japanese voices are more worried about economic issues the constitutional nationally issues and that. Whatever obeys nationalist impulse maybe he needs to ventilate them in ways which staint disturb Japan's regional neighbours particularly China and Korea He had a very different sense of twentieth century. History in in that regard with China. He's got the relationship back onto something more of an even Keel career. It's much more difficult than well. How successful do you think he has been the not very by the sound of it? IN-IN addressing those difficult relationships with its neighbors in the region often overhung as they are by a history of world war. Two Cudi of done more. Well he's been successful with China. I think it's fair to say you inherited a difficult situation with China in in two thousand twelve when he became prime minister. The previous government nationalized the disputed islands in the East China Sea. which had alienated the Chinese Government and lead to a serious deterioration in the relationship nationalism. In the sense to prevent extreme nationalist getting the hands on them relations the China very very difficult and after initial period of tension. In which are they Like some of his predecessors as prime minister visited controversial Ashley yesterday shrine intake I they has invested considerable effort in establishing more of a relationship with Xi Jinping and getting the relationship back onto who Something more bridging equilibrium. Now there is talk. All Xi Jinping making a state visit to Japan in the spring of Twenty Twenty strong stronger relationships at every level of the Japanese and Chinese governments and there is a serious dialogue not least east because both countries face unpredictable. US Administration This time so the record with China is best and Eve. When I was prime minister in the decade he bested lots of time in improving relations with China to the situation with career is much harder because There is both Business over disputed history particularly on the Korean side and the sense on the Japanese side. The taught to know how to deal with careers concerns the Japanese. This was all settled. Many years ago with extensive reparations agreement that the issue was closed is they are resentful of the Koreans now reopening these historical issues so while I think there is some legitimate criticism of days. Playing the the nationalist card in in in this area there is also the sense Career is is is stay with him to negotiate during your time says Ambassador to Japan. What sense were you able to get all obeys personal style? What what what is he like to deal with as an individual when I wasn't I'm bachelor at the time. When I was in power? He was in power for a year in the mid noughties when he succeeded Prime Minister Junichiro. Well he's only and that was a very unsuccessful time any wasn't well and there were scandals which produced the effectiveness of these government and the U. banned last year? He became prime minister. Game Justin I left Japan at the end of my ambassadorship in twenty twelve. So what do I met him Briefly socially really and observed him as one of a number of leaders of the opposition during that very very febrile terriers. I didn't his His style-obsessed hand but he is certainly Powerful politician he's centralizing politician. He's established strong central control throw of the mechanisms of government of the appointment of key personnel. he is a strong leader in those terms Some in Japan would argue that he is too strong a leader that he centralize too much that he creates a political. Is it gonNA spread by. People are reluctant to step out of line into sagres with what comes out of the center out of the Prime Minister's office that can lead to strong and stable government not one respect it can also lead to Mistakes accounting if they have in certain areas of policy where civil servants have told politicians what they want to hear other than in the objective and and practical advice.
Cfo, Benedict Benedict and Managing Editor discussed on
"The deal offered to president obama we already have bilateral deals with six of the eleven nations in tpp working to make a deal with the biggest of those nations japan who's hit us hard on trade for years building on our trade story trump also struck a more optimistic tone on china this comes as the country's exports posted a decline in march leaving a surprise trade deficit is bloomberg's bryan curtis where the details from hong kong exports fell two point seven percent after a whopping gain of forty four and a half percent the previous month a sizable miss here from the projected eleven point eight percent increase in a bloomberg survey imports to jump fourteen point four percent and that did beat estimates it left us somewhat rare trade deficit for china to the tune of four point nine eight billion dollars firstquarter data are often strongly affected by the chinese new year holiday and this time we had a fairly chunky currency effect the increased three point seven percent in the first three months of the year in hong kong i'm bryan curtis bloomberg daybreak europe london stock exchange group is hard goldman sachs's david schwimmer to run the two hundred and seventeen year old balsa ending a months long search he'll join the group in august off to a twenty year career golden's he takes up one of the most high profile jobs in the city of london schwimmer replaces interim chief executive david warren will retain his role as cfo and in other news some corporate news that i spoke about earlier volkswagen has picked a new leader in a management shakeup at the world's biggest carmaker as it is attempting to draw a line under the diesel scandal herbert dc they had vw's namesake brand will become ceo as well as oversee technology across the organization the moves come as the company prepares for wave of technological changes said to up end the industry's traditional business models let's get more on that story from bloomberg's global business managing editor benedict benedict how the.