trading

21Sep06

“The postwar settlement allowed Japan to build a strong economy but has deprived it of the other great ambition it has held since the Meiji Restoration: to be a strong nation.”

“Japan’s economy is now heavily reliant on China, which has surpassed the US as its biggest trading partner. The last thing Japan needs, many argue, is more years of strained relations with Beijing.”

Financial Times, Sept 16/Sept 17 2006 – The son also rises

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