A gaffe-prone Japan is a danger to peace in Asia – Gideon Rachman – FT.com

Looking back over some of my most popular blogs, I think this is worth a read

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This article from Gideon Rachman in the FT is AN EXCELLENT READ. Check it out!

A gaffe-prone Japan is a danger to peace in Asia – FT.com.

I have been tracking the news on Japan from the perspective of the Chinese media published in English and must admit that Gideon Rachman has a point.

When I was in China last October, I picked up that the previously very high levels of Chinese tourists has plummeted as a result of the national spats. Also Japanese business interests in China must be anxious.

Personally, I think that the US granting Japan greater military freedom could very easily be misunderstood and lead to greater regional tensions; of course, slower growth rates in Asia are not helping Asian relations.

Any thoughts?

East Asia blank map China/Japan/Korean peninsu... East Asia blank map China/Japan/Korean peninsula as a SVG file (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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