Thursday, December 30, 2010
The right-wing Prime Minister Aso Taro expressed his hard-line attitude toward the territorial disputes islets (Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands) with China in the East China Sea. In February 2009, Japan dispatched permanent patrol vessels to theses islands waters from the “periodic patrols” to “daily patrols,” according to the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Japan reacted by placing oeanographic survey vessels in disputed islets on December 8 last year. Now the tension between Japan and China has elevated. What will be next in the East China Sea??
After growing up and studying in China and Japan, Dr. Suganuma went to the U.S. for graduate studies, earning master’s degrees at both St. John's University (in Chinese studies) and Syracuse University (in international relations) as well as a Ph.D. (in geography) from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.