Author: Larisa Zabrovskaia | Pages: 107–113
After the earthquake of 2011, the Japanese authorities decided to switch the focus of its foreign policy from 'economic diplomacy' (promoting goods) to 'scientific diplomacy' ('know-how' expansion). In this case, China may become the most important ground for promoting Japanese innovation projects.
The modern stage of the Sino-Japanese politico-military rivalry and competition is accompanied by an increase in the economic interdependence and the degree of mutual interest in solving regional problems. However, in the near future the close relations between Japan and the US will not let Tokyo fundamentally reverse its policy toward China.