About the Event:
Despite the fact that China and Japan have not reached agreement on the Diaoyu/Senkaku island issue, their relationship is getting warm after the cold spell since 2015. In 2018, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo visited Chinese President Xi in Beijing and reached many economic agreements. The commercial agreements reached in the meeting reflect not only the strong economic bound between Chinese and Japanese economies but also the recovery of their political relationships. What will be the geopolitical influence on the development of the Sino-Japanese relationship? Will China and Japan explore a new path in gathering consensus and controlling conflicts among neighboring countries? Join us as we examine the Sino-Japanese relationship during the period of a rising China.
Shinji Yamaguchi – Senior Research Fellow at Tokyo’s Regional Studies Department of the National Institute for Defense Studies, Visiting Scholar at the George Washington University, Specialist in Chinese politics
Mike M. Mochizuki – Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University, Specialist in Japanese politics
Alber Keidel – Adjunct Graduate Professor of Economics at George Washington University, Specialist in the Chinese economy