The Heat: U.S.-Japan Relations

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is on a state visit to the United States and was greeted at the White House by President Biden. Both leaders announced plans for closer cooperation in areas like military and defense. But, the visit is drawing attention to a larger issue and a major question. Could U.S. and Japan’s policies destabilize the Asia-Pacific region? 

Joining the discussion:

  • Victor Gao is Chair Professor at Soochow University. 
  • Zhao Hai is Director of International Political Studies at the National Institute for Global Strategy. 
  • Sourabh Gupta is Senior Asia-Pacific policy specialist at the Institute for China-America Studies.
  • Brian Becker is Executive Director of the ANSWER Coalition, an anti-war and anti-racism organization.