Tag: japan

Japan and China court Africa

Written by Julie Yu-Wen Chen and Obert Hodzi. Africa is currently being courted by both China and Japan. Rich in natural resources and a growing market, Africa is important to both East Asian economic giants. They have provided Africa with generous financial and economic development deals totalling over US$90 […]

Can Japan tempt Russia into an alliance against China?

Written by Dmitry Filippov. Russia, and the Soviet Union before it, has traditionally been on Japan’s diplomatic radar mostly by virtue of its proximity and sheer influence. The two countries’ bilateral ties have been frosty at best, however, thanks to a decades-old territorial dispute over the South Kuril […]

Japan’s sorry saga

Written by Mark Beeson. What is it about northeast Asia? Why is it that a part of the world that is a byword for unparalleled economic development and astounding social transformation can’t come to terms with its past and develop co-operative intra-regional relations? Northeast Asia ought to be […]