Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Reuters
David Arase
Opinion

Opinion

David Arase

Can Japan persuade Southeast Asia not to break the rules-based order as China dangles cash?

  • Japan needs global rules to prosper; China has shown a willingness to break them
  • Now Tokyo is stepping up engagement with Southeast Asia in an effort to ensure regional states don’t do the same

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: Reuters
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David Arase

David Arase

David Arase is a resident professor of international politics with the Hopkins Nanjing Centre for Chinese and American Studies at Nanjing University in China