Friday, December 31, 2010
Misrepresentation of Sino-Japanese Relations-I
Brad Glosserman, executive director of the Pacific Forum CSIS, wrote an article in the Japan Times regarding Japan politics after the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) won the parliamentary election. “The real obstacles to improved Japan-China relations defy any change in government and many require changes not in Tokyo, but in China. The issues include territorial disputes, PLA modernization, a lack of respect for Japan, history, product safety, and crime. They speak to a profound unease in Japan about China’s rise, a sense that Japan doesn’t get the credit it deserves, and difficulties in Japan and Chinain dealing with other Asian nations as equals (16 September 2009).” Glosserman missed the points of Sino-Japanese relations which are more complicated and difficult than ever before. Glosserman`s explanation of Sino-Japanese relations are naïve.