The Many Sides of Tentative Sino-Japanese Rapprochement

The Many Sides of Tentative Sino-Japanese Rapprochement By: Willy Wo-Lap Lam The Jamestown Foundation A recent, unexpected rapprochement between China and Japan has emerged more quickly than many observers thought possible. And unlike previous instances since the two countries recognized each other in 1972, the initiative this time seems to have come from the Chinese…

China and Japan at “unmentioned swipe” at Trump in America: Russian Federation

China and Japan at “unmentioned swipe” at Trump in America: Russian Federation Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Aspects of the President Donald Trump administration in America seriously worry elements of the Japanese bureaucracy. Indeed, it is difficult to say the “Trump administration,” since the current leader of America sacks people by…

China Dictates Terms for Sino-Japanese Relations During First Japanese Foreign Minister Visit in Four Years

China Dictates Terms for Sino-Japanese Relations During First Japanese Foreign Minister Visit in Four Years Publication: China Brief Volume By: Michael S. Chase, Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga The Jamestown Foundation Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida Fumio’s official visit to Beijing from April 29 to May 1, the first trip to China by a Japanese Foreign Minister since November…

Josetsu and Art: Relations between China and Japan are based on “Catching a Catfish with a Gourd”

Josetsu and Art: Relations between China and Japan are based on “Catching a Catfish with a Gourd” Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China and Japan have so much in common based on the richness of Buddhism, Confucianism, the arts, culture, gardens, Zen, and a plethora of areas related to high culture. Yet, relations in…

Tentative Steps in the Pipeline between China and Japan: Territorial Dispute, or not?

Tentative Steps in the Pipeline between China and Japan: Territorial Dispute, or not? Kanako Itamae and Jay Doggett Modern Tokyo Times It is firmly believed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Xi Jinping of China will meet next week. According to various sources this will take place during the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic…

Japanese Art and Josetsu: China and Japan Relations based on “Catching a Catfish with a Gourd”

Japanese Art and Josetsu: China and Japan Relations based on “Catching a Catfish with a Gourd” Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times China and Japan have so much in common based on the richness of Buddhism, Confucianism, the arts, culture, gardens, Zen, and a plethora of areas related to high culture. Yet, relations in recent…