Since the 1990s when a Japanese right-wing scholar created the "China Threat" theory, Western scholars have used the theory in analyzing China's rise as a leading player in the international arena. In 2010, the U.S. declared its "return to Asia," balancing power against China in the Asian-Pacific Region. This blog interprets and analyzes news, especially Sino-Japanese, Sino-U.S., and Japanese-U.S. relations in the Asian-Pacific region fairly
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
President Lee Myung-Bak Landed-II/The Dokdo/Takeshima-II
politicians were shocked when President Lee landed on the Dokdo and the
aftermath between Japan and Korea. When Japan offered to bring the case to ICJ,
the Korean government rejected and sent back Prime Minister Noda’s letter to
Japan. Japanese nationalists (especially Fuji TV and Sanke Shimbun) claimed that the rejection is like a quasi-declare
of “war.” Meanwhile the Japanese edition of the Chosun Ilbo, in an article written by Lee ha won (http://www.chosunonline. com/site/data/html_dir/2012/08/20/2012082000968.html)
insists that the Japanese emperor should learn from Willy Brandt of West Germany
who knelt down on his knees before the Korean people. Right wing Japanese
responded to these comments on the internet with anger. It would be of big step
for reconciliation between Korea and Japan if Lee’s suggestion happened. Another
big step (for reconciliation between the Japanese and Chinese) would be to
build a memorial for the Chinese to remember the “Rape of Nanjing” in Tokyo
similar to the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. However, in today’s Japan, it
is impossible (at least in my life time) for Japanese leaders to take such bold
Source: AP News (access date: 1 September 2012).
Source: willybrandtcenter.org (access date: 1 September 2012).
Source: nationsonline.org (access date: 1 September 2012).