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PacNet #10A – Affirming Japan’s “Better Angels”

February 12, 2009

Expectations are low for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s trip to Tokyo next week. And they should be. Japan’s economy is imploding and the government is bereft of leadership.  But Secretary Clinton can use this political vacuum as an opportunity to work on the foundations of the relationship. With Japan she can build upon the “shared values” that sustain the U.S.-Japan alliance.