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Because China under President Xi Jinping is likely to create its own sphere to achieve the China Dream of restoring its former glory and becoming hegemonic in the region and beyond, Japan has to work together with the U.S., Australia, India and ASEAN countries to keep the Indo-Pacific region free and open.

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Takashi Shiraishi, chancellor of Kumamoto Prefecture University, who previously served as an executive member of the Japanese Government’s Council for Science and Technology Policy, saying Japan has emerged as a key geopolitical partner with the U.S. to contain China.

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In modern times, I always thought of China as the USA of east Asia.

Japan has experience with both and can work regionally and otherwise with its experience with that.

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I'm convinced that China is the future as the US whithers away. We have to find a comfortable place within the Chinese sphere of influence.

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I'm convinced that China is the future as the US whithers away. We have to find a comfortable place within the Chinese sphere of influence.

A Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere? 大東亞共榮圈/大東亜共栄圏?

Now where have I heard that term before? I swear it was all the rage about, oh eighty or so years ago. Pretty sure it was a flop, more or less.

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Takashi Shiraishi, gets today's first prize for stating the obvious.

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What's this guy on about?

It should read :

Because China under President is likely to create its own sphere to achieve the Chinese Dreams of restoring its former glory and in the region and beyond, Japan has to work together with the U.S., Australia, India and ASEAN countries with China to keep the Indo-Pacific region free and open.

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