Feb 23, 2015

The art of agreeing to disagree


Japan and China have confirmed that they will "agree to disagree" with regard to the tense situation in the East China Sea. This marks a clear difference from Japan's relations with South Korea.

Sep 16, 2014

Repairing Japan-China ties

The leaders of China and Japan need to take quick action to repair mutual ties that have unraveled since the Japanese government two years ago nationalized three of the Senkaku Islands — over which China also claims sovereignty.

Feb 10, 2014

Mutual fears of China, Japan


China and Japan are perceiving more and more threats from each other, and their overactive responses are causing strong sense of insecurity for the region. The vicious circle is driving an escalating arms race.