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Title: Washington Report, 2008-05 
Author: U.S. Asia Pacific Council; Green, Michael J.
Date: 2008-05
Publisher: Washington, D.C.: East-West Center, U.S. Asia Pacific Council
Abstract: During the past 60 years, the United States and Japan have developed a strong relationship based on common values such as basic human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in the global community. The two economies have become increasingly intertwined, and the security alliance has come to serve as the "cornerstone of security and peace in the Asia Pacific," according to official statements. This is not to suggest, however, that U.S.-Japan relations have never been tested by occasional discord. During much of the 1980s and 1990s, for example, trade and economic disputes often strained relations. Bilateral relations currently are fairly good, says Dr. Michael J. Green of CSIS and Georgetown University—but once again may be challenged by both domestic and regional developments. Dr. Green delivered these remarks at the 5th Annual East-West Center/U.S. Asia Pacific Council Washington Conference on April 11, 2008.
Description: For more about the East-West Center, see http://www.eastwestcenter.org/
Pages/Duration: 10 p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/7794

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    Washington Report is a bimonthly newsletter that provides an "inside-the-Beltway" perspective on developments in U.S.-Asia Pacific relations. The centerpiece of the report is an interview with a leading authority on an economic, political, and/or strategic issues of importance to transpacific relations. Periodically, a special supplement is published that provides in-depth analysis of a topic covered in the newsletter.

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