ASEAN: Association of Southeast Asian Nations c. Other 5 members: N. Korea, S. Korea, China, Russia, US i. Pretty much a group to control N. Korea ii. 6 - Party Talks (already a member) d. Staunch US ally and solid player in team west i. Reinforce US and team west views ii. Huge supporter of US foreign policy iii. Still under US military umbrella iv. Not severing ties with US e. They are still the economic model for the rest of Asia ii. Japan would be a leader 1) Would help keep Chinese influence in check 2) Keep team west in play 3) Australia, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, S. Korea, Japan i. Asian Democratic Alliance - Democratic axis of power in Asia a. Tangible real Japanese support around the world i. Less reliant on US military ii. Japan could join the UN permanent security council 1) US is using this as a playing card iii. Japanese Self-Defense force becoming Japanese Military b. US is proposing several things iii. Japan Now B. New Section 1 Page 2
As long as they get rid of their ban on a standing military a) Japan could join the UN permanent security council 1) Would piss of China and Koreans 2) Piss of China 1) Solidify ties with US by getting military i. Reduce US influence 1) Solidify ties with Asia ii. Japan is in a delicate balance act c. Great economy and standards of living a. Balance act between Team West and reintegration into Asia b. In a slump but still killing it economically and politically i. Form of Japanese samurai ritual suicide by disembowelment a. Seppuku "Stomach-Cutting" ii. Sayonara! Conclusion C. New Section 1 Page 3
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- Fall '13
- Economics, japan, People's Republic of China, Wen Jiabao, economic growth rate