Japan, the Indispensable Power in Northeast Asia

Global Asia

Author/s (editor/s):

Peter Van Ness

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Journal article

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East Asia Foundation

Published in Global Asia, 4(4) 2010: 88-95.

With the rise of China in recent decades, it has become all too customary among many observers to write off Japan as a spent force in the region. But there are plenty of reasons why Japan not only remains highly relevant, but also can be seen as the pivotal power in Northeast Asia.

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