Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his then Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc feeding the fish in a pond at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on October 19, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his then Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc feeding the fish in a pond at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on October 19, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

Japan can be a dynamic alternative to superpower hubris – just ask Southeast Asia

  • As a pre-eminent middle power with sufficient autonomy and resources, Japan can help prevent superpower conflict
  • Not only did Japan, under Abe, rescue the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it has offered a constructive alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his then Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc feeding the fish in a pond at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on October 19, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his then Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc feeding the fish in a pond at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on October 19, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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