June 9, 2014

Why a Strong Japan Is Worrisome

Patrick Smith, Fiscal Times

The Associated Press

“We’ve had a strong China and a weak Japan, and then a strong Japan and a weak China,” Pilling observes. “But we’ve never had a strong China and a strong Japan. I’m not predicting war, but it’s not a happy situation, and I can’t see it going away soon.”

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