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The Contradictory Nature of U.S.-Japan Relations

Rodger Baker
Senior VP of Strategic Analysis, Stratfor
May 30, 2019 | 05:30 GMT
A print depicting U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry arriving in Japan in 1853.

A print depicting U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry arriving in Japan in 1853. Japan is a critical component of U.S. defense architecture in the Indo-Pacific, but it is also a strategic economic competitor with the United States.

(UNIVERSAL HISTORY ARCHIVE/UIG via Getty Images)

The Pacific allies have often found their security and economic interests, although intertwined, at odds....

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