Managing Sino-Japan-U.S. Relations: Recalibrating the Triangle


Justin B. Liang

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 17


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: June 9, 2008
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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On May 30, 2008, the East-West Center in Washington held an Asian Security seminar on "Managing Sino-Japan-U.S. Relations: Recalibrating the Triangle" to explore the evolving triangular relationship between China, Japan, and the United States. Three distinguished panelists--Ming Wan, Professor of Government and Politics at George Mason University; Yoshihisa Komori, Editor-at-Large of The Sankei Shimbun; and Robert Sutter, Visiting Professor of Asian Studies at Georgetown University--discussed the changing dynamics of this triangular relationship and whether the so-called "Warm Spring" in Sino-Japanese relations, initiated by the recent meeting between PRC president Hu Jintao and Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, is indeed sustainable or merely a metaphor for cyclical dynamics that are as ephemeral as the seasons they describe.

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