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The SAGE Handbook of Modern Japanese Studies includes outstanding contributions from a diverse group of leading academics from across the globe. This volume is designed to serve as a major interdisciplinary reference work and a seminal text, both rigorous and accessible, to assist students and scholars in understanding one of the major nations of the world.
Chapter 26: Foreign Relations with China
Japan's relationship with its near neighbour China is its most important bilateral relationship after the United States. Indeed, given increasing economic ties, in addition to a nascent move towards cooperation in East Asian regional affairs, the Sino–Japanese relationship may well overtake the United States–Japan relationship as Japan's paramount partnership in the next thirty years or so. The early twenty-first century represents the first period in history when both China and Japan have been politically, militarily and economically strong, dealing with each other from a (more or less) equal position. China's rise since the 1980s has prompted a great deal of interest in Japan's management of the situation, and the implications of China's rise for regional politics, and in particular regional leadership, are profound. As a result, the China–Japan ...