Speeches | 29 October 2010

Japan-China maritime relations: dealing with new dimensions

In the Lowy Institute's latest Strategic Snapshot, Dr Hiroyasu Akutsu explores the strategic dynamics animating the China-Japan maritime relationship, which is becoming dangerously militarised. Against a backdrop of shifting power balances, enhanced military capabilities and lingering territorial disputes, Dr Akutsu recommends for Japan a two-track strategy: confidence building on the one hand, hedging on the other.Hiroyasu Akutsu

  • Hiroyasu Akutsu

In the Lowy Institute's latest Strategic Snapshot, Dr Hiroyasu Akutsu explores the strategic dynamics animating the China-Japan maritime relationship, which is becoming dangerously militarised. Against a backdrop of shifting power balances, enhanced military capabilities and lingering territorial disputes, Dr Akutsu recommends for Japan a two-track strategy: confidence building on the one hand, hedging on the other.Hiroyasu Akutsu

  • Hiroyasu Akutsu