Author: Adm. Dennis Blair and Hiroko Maeda
Categories: In the News
The U.S.-Japan alliance requires a fresh new strategy of “Assertive Engagement” toward an increasingly ambitious China to assuage territorial uncertainties in the Asia-Pacific and maximize opportunities for economic influence. That’s the recommendation of “Assertive Engagement: An Updated U.S.-Japan Strategy for China,” an op-ed authored by Sasakawa USA Chairman and CEO Admiral Dennis Blair and Non-Resident Fellow Hiroko
I’ve come to believe that Japan can play an important role in world politics, far beyond Northeast Asia, as it has a very credible diplomatic voice and significant means at its disposal. Japan has been, by anyone’s measure, an exemplary member of the international community and it derives a lot of legitimacy from this.
Author: Mainichi Shimbun
While top world leaders spent their time surrounding the G-20 and APEC meetings travelling around the region and making ties with ASEAN and other leaders, Japan’s struggle remains in Northeast Asia.
Tags: APEC, ASEAN, China, diplomacy, foreign policy, G-20, human rights, Japan, Kent Calder, Kono Statement, Korea, Northeast Asia, region, regional disputes, Russia, territorial disputes, trilateral diplomacy, United States
Author: New York Times
Akio Takahara, professor at the University of Tokyo and visiting scholar at Peking University, examines the widely reported 25 minute meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping where the two leaders only brushed upon diplomatic tensions such as territorial disputes.