While the United States and Japan share perceptions toward an increasingly assertive China, U.S.-Japan policy coordination vis-à-vis China is under strain.
Trinh Nguyen will discuss the diverse coping strategies of economies outside of China in emerging Asia as they navigate U.S.-China competition and regional and global headwinds.
Despite being bound by a number of linguistic, cultural, economic, and philosophical ties, the relationship between China and Japan has often been defined by mutual suspicion and even conflict, which has left deep and persistent scars that continue to challenge bilateral relations.
As President Joko Widodo looks ahead to his second-term inaugural next month, huge challenges lie ahead and some contradictions remain unresolved, including latent social cleavages, the evolving role of Islam in political life, and tough economic choices.
Tensions between the world’s superpowers are mounting in Washington and Beijing. But between these hubs of high-level politics, a new reality is emerging between China and the state of California, which have built deep and interdependent socioeconomic exchanges that reverberate across the globe.
As South Korea pursues engagement with North Korea, thinking about unification through a stabilization framework can provide critical clues on navigating major challenges that unification might bring.
The U.S.-China “trade war” may give way to a “tech war” as regulators and firms battle over emerging technologies, standards, and whether America or China will dominate future industries. Outside Washington, the relationship between Chinese and American business is complex and changing fast.
The Trump administration sees China as a long-term strategic rival, and has challenged China on multiple fronts. The stakes for Japan and the U.S.-Japan alliance are getting higher as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes his own bid to reorient relations with Beijing.
Unpacking the second U.S.-North Korea summit is going to be a long term process but it will be seen as a major turning point—both positively and negatively—on prospects for North Korea’s denuclearization, the extent of inter-Korean détente, and the future of the U.S.-ROK alliance.
Sheila A. Smith and Masahiro Kawai will join two panels of experts from academia, business, and the media to consider a broad range of political, economic, security, and societal issues likely to impact Japan and the U.S.-Japan alliance in the year ahead.