What Happens in the South China Sea, Matters in the East China Sea: Japan’s Reaction to the South China Sea Arbitration Ruling

by Matthew Short

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 359

Publisher: Washington, DC: East-West Center
Publication Date: October 17, 2016
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Matthew Short, researcher at the East-West Center in Washington, explains that “Pushing Japan to be a more proactive member of the international system, Abe has advocated for and employed Japan as a guardian of global commons, especially the maritime commons, to ensure they remain open and beneficial to everyone.”

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