Friday, December 31, 2010
Strategic Economic Dialogue/G2-VII
On 27 July 2009, President Obama welcomed the Chinese delegation during two-days of high-level talks between China and the U.S. The issues ranged from climate change to human rights. Of course, media in both countries widely reported the meeting. However, another nation is watching the meeting carefully too. That is no other than Japan (the Japanese media reported the “Chemerica” meeting widely), which had its opportunity to have “G2” meeting during the 1980s. After a few years, “Japan as a number one” and “G2” with Japan has basically disappeared from the newspapers including inside Japan. Now, Japan must be jealous.