Japan Abandons Bid to Make China a Key Pillar of Its Foreign Policy
Ford, Peter, The Christian Science Monitor
China's recent aggressive behavior over disputed islands spurred Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan to turn his back on earlier efforts to rebalance ties with China and the United States.
Shaken by China's ferocious behavior during a recent territorial dispute over a string of uninhabited islets, Japan has abandoned its earlier plans to make ties with Beijing a key pillar of a bold new foreign policy.
Instead, Tokyo is falling back for support on its traditional ally the United States, and seeking succor from other Asian nations who share fresh Japanese doubts about the regional implications of China's rise.
The novel goal that former prime minister Yukio …
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Publication information: Article title: Japan Abandons Bid to Make China a Key Pillar of Its Foreign Policy. Contributors: Ford, Peter - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: November 17, 2010. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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