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Saturday, February 20, 2010
Time for a Mature Foreign Policy - an Article by Jitsuro Terashima
Here is an article by Jitsuro Terashima, a close foreign policy adviser to Japan's Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. Terashima has been general manager of the Washington DC office of Mitsui & Co. and President of Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute. Terashima is now Honorary chairman of the Japan Research Institute and president of Tama University. His suggestions for building a more independent, mature, and creative relationship with the US in the post Cold-War era are noteworthy. You can click each picture for a larger view. This article appeared in the December 2009 edition of Japan Echo and is a translation of the original Japanese article "Bei-Chu nikyokuka 'Nihon gaiko' no toru beki michi," (『米中二極化「日本外交」の取るべき道』文芸春秋２００９年１０月号), October 2009, PP. 114-20. Please feel free to comment.