Sunday, October 31, 2004

Japan as the "New South Korea"?

By Robyn Lim, Professor of International Relations
Nanzan University, Nagoya

The US-South Korea alliance is defunct. Can America now
count on Japan to become the ‘new South Korea’, thus
filling the role that the ROK has played since 1950 as
America’s main point of influence on China? If the
answer is yes, America has much to offer Japan,
including providing for its nuclear security and defense
against ballistic missiles. If the answer is no,
America’s position will become much more difficult. But
so will Japan’s.

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