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USJI Seminar

“Sino-Japanese Security Relations: Concerns, Competition and Communication”

Date and Time

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 3:30pm-5:00pm


Conference Room, JSPS/JST Washington Office,
2001 L Street N.W., Suite 1050 Washington D.C. 20036


The political relationship between Japan and China gradually deteriorated after the Tiananmen Square Incident in June 1989. After the turn of the century, sensational reports emphasizing the Sino-Japanese confrontation increased in both countries. Analysts began to express their concerns about the possibility of a clash between China, rising both economically and militarily, and Japan, which is the largest status quo country in East Asia and is seeking to enlarge its role in international security. For the near future, Japan and China will continue to check each other while cooperating in a range of areas. There will be mutual balancing calculations and strategic hedging based on military expansion, comprehensive engagement centered on economic activities, crisis management, and joint approaches to the North Korea problem and to non-traditional threats between Japan and China in the future.


Moderator & Speaker
Yasuhiro Matsuda
Professor, The University of Tokyo
[Presentation Slides (1.2MB)]
Yuki Tatsumi
Senior Associate, The Henry L. Stimson Center>
Overall Host

Yoshiaki Abe
USJI Operating Adviser / University Professor, Waseda University

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U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI)

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