Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Oct 13, 2017
Prime Minister Abe has taken merely the first step in a potentially long reconciliation process. However, both countries should put the indefensible past behind them. Making Asia more stable and peaceful would benefit America as well. Both China and Japan should recognize that shared interests in the future are more important than bitter antagonisms of the past.
Xu Duo, Fox Fellow, Yale University
Jun 13, 2017
Whereas nationalism in China was fused with “bottom-up” revolutions and thus had an inherent obligation to change existing conditions, nationalism in Japan, aligned with “top-down” restorations and later imperialism, was more a direct force of anti-revolutionary oppression with the obligation to preserve the status quo. Given that Japan’s nationalism is divorced from popular spontaneity and mass support, fears about “resurging Japanese nationalism”, albeit understandable, are probably misplaced.
Kerry Brown, Professor of Chinese Studies, Lau China Institute at King's College, London
Aug 26, 2013
Chinese people have a profound emotional bond to their land, culture, and sense of identity. The Chinese dream of its regenerated status is a powerful one, and Chinese politicians would be fools not to appeal to it, writes Kerry Brown
Wu Jinglian, Researcher, Development Research Center of State Council
Jan 25, 2013
China will never waver in its stand on the Diaoyu Islands issue, and the United States should persuade Japan to give up its policy of denying territorial disputes with China and settle through negotiation, writes Wu Jinan.
Colin Moreshead, Freelance Writer
Jan 08, 2013
The landslide victory of Shinzō Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party over the reigning Democratic Party of Japan was an outcome that was widely predicted, but the gravitas of this tectonic shift in Japanese politics is yet unknown.
Dec 31, 2012
Shinzo Abe has led the Liberal Democratic Party to win the Japanese House of Representatives election. However, the election victory doesn’t mean a widespread