Last 5 prime ministers did not visit war shrine Japan is still seen as a model for Asian countries Billions of potential customers next door China 3 rd largest economy o Soon to supersede Japan o South Korea # 11 or 12 US #1 trading partner FOR NOW
o 10 years from now China Reorienting Trade ties Lowering tariffs ASEAN o 4 associate members India China Japan South Korea o Largest trading block inhuman history o Encompassing more than half of the worlds population Members of the 6 party talks o North Korea o South Korea o China o Russia o US o Japan Countries talk about North Korea NOT severing ties with US and Team west Not going to change much Japan on UN security council? o US is japans military Umbrella o Self defense force cant do anything until attacked o Many Military troops and bases o Okenawa o Asian Democratic Alliance- democratic axis of power o India o Australia o Indonesia o Taiwan o South Korea o Japan is anchor o Surround Chinese influence o Growing china
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- Spring '08