Implications for the United States
This analysis explores the nature of, and trends in, Japan-Taiwan relations and draws implications for the US, particularly in the event of a crisis occurring in the Taiwan Strait. It features four essays. The first assesses how Taiwan has seized the political initiative from China, Japan and the US. The second examines changing Japan-Taiwan relations in the post-Cold War period. The third probes Japan’s growing awareness of its own national interest both in maintaining stability in the Taiwan Strait and in the US alliance. And the fourth discusses how Sino-Japanese relations affect Japan-Taiwan relations, the role of the US in this relationship, and Japan’s position vis-à-vis China and Taiwan.
© 2005 The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)
Michael McDevitt, Yoshihide Soeya, James Auer, Tetsuo Kotani, Philip Yang, Roy Kamphausen