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“Understanding China: Contemplating Japan-China relations”

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of normalized relations between Japan and China, we will be running a special feature, “Understanding China: Contemplating Japan-China Relations” in our API Geoeconomic Briefing.

During the half century since the normalization of Japan-China relations in 1972, what has been uncovered? What has been unseen ? How should we approach the underlying challenges? What is the logic behind China’s external actions and behavior? What do they mean for the international community? How should Japan understand those actions and address them?

In order to capture the essence of China’s challenges and explore how Japan can confront these challenges, eighteen Japanese China experts will each contribute an article based on their respective research areas, with the aim of “Understanding China” in light of China’s own logic and perspective.


Untangling the roots of the instability in Japan and China’s relationship

ANAMI Yusuke
Professor, Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University

Untangling the roots of the instability in Japan and China’s relationship

ANAMI Yusuke
Professor, Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University

China faces mounting challenges amid wealth gap and other social issues

AKO Tomoko
Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

China faces mounting challenges amid wealth gap and other social issues

AKO Tomoko
Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Why China has failed to build ‘great power relations’ with the U.S.

KAWASHIMA Shin
Professor, Graduate school of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Why China has failed to build ‘great power relations’ with the U.S.

KAWASHIMA Shin
Professor, Graduate school of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Initiating dialogue on universal values is essential for Japan and China

OIKAWA Junko
Associate Professor, Chuo University

Initiating dialogue on universal values is essential for Japan and China

OIKAWA Junko
Associate Professor, Chuo University

How China aims to treat Hong Kong’s explosive COVID-19 outbreak

KURATA Toru
Professor, College of Law and Politics, Rikkyo University

How China aims to treat Hong Kong’s explosive COVID-19 outbreak

KURATA Toru
Professor, College of Law and Politics, Rikkyo University

Initiating dialogue on universal values is essential for Japan and China

OIKAWA Junko
Associate Professor, Chuo University

The real reason behind China’s repression of ethnic minorities

HIRANO Satoshi
Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo

The real reason behind China’s repression of ethnic minorities

HIRANO Satoshi
Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo

China’s bid to wage cognitive warfare over democracy and human rights

ETO Naoko
Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Gakushuin University

China’s bid to wage cognitive warfare over democracy and human rights

ETO Naoko
Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Gakushuin University

China’s ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy at a crossroads amid Ukraine crisis

SHIROYAMA Hidemi
Professor, Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University

China’s ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy at a crossroads amid Ukraine crisis

SHIROYAMA Hidemi
Professor, Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University

Russian invasion may sway China against a forceful approach to Taiwan

MATSUDA Yasuhiro
Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

Russian invasion may sway China against a forceful approach to Taiwan

MATSUDA Yasuhiro
Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

To navigate the Senkaku Islands dispute, look to history

MASUO Chisako
Associate Professor, Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University

To navigate the Senkaku Islands dispute, look to history

MASUO Chisako
Associate Professor, Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University

How China’s plan to return the factor market will work to develop its economy

KAJITANI Kai
Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University

How China’s plan to return the factor market will work to develop its economy

KAJITANI Kai
Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University

Can China overcome its barriers to gaining more financial power?

OKAZAKI Kumiko
Research Director, The Canon Institute for Global Studies

Can China overcome its barriers to gaining more financial power?

OKAZAKI Kumiko
Research Director, The Canon Institute for Global Studies

What does ‘normalization’ really mean for Japan-China ties?

OKAMOTO Takashi
Professor, Faculty of Letters, Kyoto Prefectural University

What does ‘normalization’ really mean for Japan-China ties?

OKAMOTO Takashi
Professor, Faculty of Letters, Kyoto Prefectural University

How China’s history of influence operations has affected Japan

INOUE Masaya
Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Keio University

How China’s history of influence operations has affected Japan

INOUE Masaya
Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Keio University

As China’s nuclear weapons multiply, U.S. and Japan work on deterrence

JIMBO Ken
MSF Executive Director, Asia Pacific Initiative (API)

As China’s nuclear weapons multiply, U.S. and Japan work on deterrence

JIMBO Ken
MSF Executive Director, Asia Pacific Initiative (API)

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