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How the U.S. and Japan Are Opening Markets to Contain China

R. Taggart Murphy | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
R. Taggart Murphy

TOKYO -- Unlike his grandfather who had to return to a country simmering with rage at his having delivered Japan into the arms of the U.S. military as a protectorate in perpetuity, Abe can crow to his right wing base that he has finally released the shackles that have bound Japan's military since 1945 -- all the while procuring American backing in any confrontation with China.

Why the New U.S.-Japan Security and Trade Pacts Will Incur China's Wrath

Minxin Pei | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Minxin Pei

The most unfortunate aspect of the latest effort to strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance is that this step is unnecessarily hyped up as a strategic move to counterbalance China.

Japan-China Ties Are Still Fragile After Leaders Meet

AP | KEN MORITSUGU | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — What happens next in Japan-China relations depends not only on what they do, but also on what they don't do. A tentative, some would s...

After the Icy Handshake, What Comes Next?

Yanmei Xie | Posted 01.10.2015 | World
Yanmei Xie

Now that Xi and Abe have had their icy handshake, China and Japan need to move forward. Hotlines are necessary, but so is continued leadership: for President Xi, to ensure that anti-Japanese nationalism does not dictate policy towards Tokyo; for Prime Minister Abe, to tamp down tendencies towards historical revisionism.

On Japan and China: Taking a Stand, Not Taking Sides

Gareth Evans | Posted 08.14.2014 | World
Gareth Evans

We have not yet seen any renewed attempt to re-establish the "Quadrilateral Security Dialogue," comprising Japan, Australia, the U.S., and India, which conducted joint military exercises in 2007 and was seen by China as a hostile containment enterprise. But it is not hard to imagine that this is still very much on Abe's wish list. The dangers should not be exaggerated. But, with strategic competition between the U.S. and China as delicately poised as it is, and with the economic interests of Australia, Japan, and many others in the region bound up just as intensely with China as their security interests are with the U.S., rocking the boat carries serious risks.

Japan Upset As Chinese Paper Prints Mushroom Clouds On Map

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2014 | World

TOKYO/BEIJING, July 8 (Reuters) - Japan on Tuesday vowed to make a stern protest to China after a regional Chinese newspaper printed a map of the c...

Japan's New Move May Infuriate China

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2014 | World

* Defence Minister to break ground on base on westernmost island * Radar station, near disputed islets, risks raising tension with Ch...

It's All About History

Jung-kyu Kim | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Jung-kyu Kim

The American reaction to the escalating tension in East Asia has been a mix of befuddlement and frustration. Befuddlement, because there is no "rational" reason why China and Japan, the world's second and third largest economies, should risk military confrontation over tiny, uninhabited islets.

China, Japan and USA: Peace Partners Through Commerce

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 12.21.2012 | World
Noel Irwin Hentschel

To be an American business person in China during the recent dramatic fallout of Sino-Japan relations over disputed island sovereignty in the East China Sea offered a thought provoking opportunity for the U.S.

Anti-Japanese Protests in China

Uloop | Posted 12.02.2012 | College

Images of riots, looting, burning of Japanese brand cars, and businesses denouncing Japan surged across the Internet this weekend, making the international community gravely aware of the tension between the two Asian nations.

China and Japan (and U.S.) Island Dispute: It's All About Oil

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Janet Tavakoli

The dispute over the territory known as the Senkaku Islands in Japan (and the U.S.) and as the Diaoyu Islands in China has all the makings of a Tom Clancy thriller.

What Do You Call Disputed Islands Claimed By China?

AP | By ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japan has decided to name several uninhabited islands in a group that is also claimed by China and Taiwan, a move likely to anger the Asian n...