Trials and Tribulations at Chiyoda: A short overview of Japan’s current situation in the International arena

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Santiago Jaramillo Jaramillo


Japan, China, Russia, South Korea, Territorial dispute, Economic links


With start of the Reiwa era on May 2019, Japan’s highly complex relation with its vicinity has come into consideration. Most of these relationships are highly complex, driven by intense and pragmatic economic exchanges amidst disputes regarding past aggressions and territorial demarcations.

This has put a state that has made the renunciation of war a pillar of its post-war consensus, to find a way to strengthen its capabilities and question how and why will use force. It also has in its need to intensify its exchanges with its vicinity and with other regions in order to support broader economic reforms and endure mayor societal changes.


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