As a friend of the U.S. and a key trading partner for China, Japan has a role to play in calming tensions in the region.
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With Washington's relationship with Beijing fast deteriorating, Tokyo has the opportunity to step up and show its strength.
When Japan was a young nation-state 150 years ago, its leaders charted a course through trial and error. Now we are in need of a new vision, identity and strategy for the next 150 years.