Asian Perspective

Provides articles on global, regional, and transnational issues affecting Northeast Asia.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, 2007

Chinese and Japanese Public Opinion: Searching for Moral Security*
Japanese and Chinese hold strikingly similar opinions of each other-both are negative. Since the normalization of Japan's postwar relations with China in 1978, opinion surveys document a clear deterioration of goodwill after nearly two decades of relatively...
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From Marco Polo Bridge to Pearl Harbor: Who Was Responsible?*
Yomiuri Shimbun War Responsibility Reexamination Committee© The Yomiuri Shimbun, 2006SummaryWhy did Japan's military and government leaders trigger the Manchurian Incident and then launch the Sino-Japanese War? Why did the nation opt to go to war with...
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Managing Security in Asean-China Relations: Liberal Peace of Hegemonic Stability*
The management of security and ultimately order building in ASEAN-China relations are loosely embedded in a declaratory process of community formation. While this process has generated generally beneficial soft institutions in economic and other policy...
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New Dynamics of Sino-Japanese Relations
Sino-Japanese relations entered a new phase when Japan's new prime minister, Abe Shinzo decided to make his first foreign trip to China, thus breaking the ice on the bilateral summit that was suspended for five years under the leadership of Koizumi Junichiro....
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Options for Reconciling China and Japan
The Workshop on China-Japan Reconciliation at the Australian National University in August 2006 concluded that to prevent a dangerous drift in Japan-China relations, it was crucial to identify policies and programs that would move their relations in...
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Reconciliation between China and Japan: The Key Link to Security Cooperation in East Asia
The emerging power of China-be it "peaceful rise" or "China threat"-has been analyzed repeatedly by experts. But to date little has been concluded about America's precipitous relative decline, both in its hard and so-called "soft" power. The policy failures...
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Reconciling Colonial Memories in Korea and Japan
The Republic of Korea and Japan share a tumultuous history, but arguably no period has caused greater trauma in bilateral relations than the twentieth century. After Japan's four-decade long colonial occupation of Korea, the two countries took two decades...
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The East China Sea Dispute: Context, Claims, Issues, and Possible Solutions
The East China Sea is one of the last unexplored high-potential resource areas located near large markets. But the development of oil and gas in much of the area has been prevented for decades by conflicting claims to boundaries and islets in the area...
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The Yomiuri Project and Its Results
In 2006 the Yomiuri Shimbun, the largest daily paper in Japan, completed a year-long campaign to clarify Japanese leaders' responsibility for World War II. Such an undertaking is rare in Japan. The campaign raised five questions: Why did Japan extend...
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Who Is Responsible? the Yomiuri Project and the Legacy of the Asia-Pacific War in Japan*
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE? THE YOMIURI PROJECT AND THE LEGACY OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC WAR IN JAPAN* James E. Auer ed., From Marco Polo Bridge to Pearl Harbor: Who Was Responsible?, Tokyo, Yomiuri Shimbun, 2006, ISBN 4-643-06012-3.Debating War History and Responsibility...
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