Friday, December 31, 2010
Misinterpretation of Sino-Japanese Relations-II
In February, the Japanese government announced that its GDP grew at 1.1 percent during September and December (Daily Mainichi). This will place Japan as the second economy ($5.1 trillion GDP) in the world even though China had 8.7 percent economic growth in 2009 ($4.9 trillion GDP). Economic indications have limits. China is still a developing country. When one travels from Beijing to interior provinces, one can still eyewitness that a majority of the Chinese are still living in impoverished conditions. But one cannot see such poor economic conditions in local prefectures outside of Tokyo.
Labels: Sino-Japanese Relations
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.