Clyde Prestowitz, who is usually a bit too extreme for my tastes, has published some common sense about the stated United States policy of refocusing its military might upon the stabilization of the Asia-Pacific region -- which means saving the Senkakus for Japan, one would assume. His point about the already overwhelming U.S. military presence in the region seems right on the money to me.
Or maybe I am just a sucker for anything with a Takahashi Korekiyo* quote in it.
Over at The Diplomat, Rajeev Sharma updates us on a fast developing story -- the deepening of security ties between India and Japan -- though I am not quite sure he has a correct read on the role of the U.S. plays in the Indo-Japanese security dialogue.
* The claim in the online short bio of that there is no long-form biography of Takahashi Korekiyo is no longer true. There most certainly is an English-language biography.
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