China and Japan relations: What’s next after Abe’s Resignation


Shinzo Abe resigned amid the global political, economic and geopolitical tensions and crises. The U.S-China tensions are risen alarmingly in the global and regional context while both countries are working to protect the Japanese Status Quo. At the same time, Mr Abe who had long been in power has achieved very paltry legacies for his people and nation. Abe is a very nationalist leader who had try his best to reform the economy, reform the military, persuade the west, and join with friends to contain China. However, he achieve his plans very little and has the long way to go. The health force Abe to resign without reaching his goals. There are three main reasons that Japan hard to achieve something greater.

1.Japanese internal problems: natural crisis, economic downturn, growing of old populations, and it has very limited military means.

2. U.S will not allow Japan to go stronger and more powerful soon. Since the end of world war II, Japan has been under the U.S protection and power. Japan is the allies under new type of U.S colonialism. U.S will allow Japan go stronger step by careful step depend on how stronger China is. Now, U.S still uses the Taiwan as the tool to curb Chinese influence. Japan has to wait until the Taiwan will be unified so that U.S will allow Japanese military to grow up. However, the U.S still the protector of Japan. U.S has no intention to give Japan the full right to grow stronger without U.S supervision.

3. China’s rise is the threat to Japanese growth. Chinese military, economy, and geo-politics are rising. Japan can’t compete with such a great population with military and economy are so powerful. Moreover, Chinese geo-politics is expanding. China’s is inevitable and un-ontainable. This rise will automatically undermine Japanese power and influence everywhere.

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