Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China | National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

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When and Where

  • 11/05/2015
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Dorsey & Whitney
    51 W 52nd Street (at 6th Ave) New York, NY 10019
    New York
    United States
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Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China | National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

Event Details

Sheila Smith explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. She finds that Japan’s interactions with China extend far beyond the negotiations between diplomats to include a broad array of social actors intent on influencing the Sino-Japanese relationship. She will discuss the implications of the relationship on U.S.-China relations.

Intimate Rivals:
Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China

Monday, May 11, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Dorsey & Whitney, New York City

No country feels China’s rise more deeply than Japan. Through intricate case studies of visits by politicians to the Yasukuni Shrine, conflicts at the East China Sea boundary, concerns about food safety, and strategies of island defense, Sheila Smith explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. She finds that Japan’s interactions with China extend far beyond the negotiations between diplomats to include a broad array of social actors intent on influencing the Sino-Japanese relationship. She will discuss the implications of the relationship on U.S.-China relations.
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Speaker Biography

Sheila Smith, an expert on Japanese politics and foreign policy, is a senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She is the author of Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China (Columbia University Press, 2015) and Japan’s New Politics and the U.S.-Japan Alliance (Council on Foreign Relations, June 2014). Her current research focuses on how geostrategic change in Asia shapes Japan’s strategic choices. In fall 2014, Dr. Smith began a new project on Northeast Asian nationalisms and alliance management.

Dr. Smith joined CFR from the East-West Center in 2007. She is vice chair of the U.S. advisors to the U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Exchange (CULCON), a bi-national advisory panel of government officials and private sector members. She is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and earned her MA and PhD degrees in political science from Columbia University.

Copies of Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China will be available for purchase.

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