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PacNet #4 – Toward a revitalization of the U.S.-Japan Alliance: Can Japan meet great expectation?

January 26, 2001

As George W. Bush becomes president, the debate in Japan on what the new U.S. administration’s policy toward Japan will be – and how to respond to it – is heightening. With familiar Asia hands such as Richard Armitage, James Kelly, and Paul Wolfowitz making significant contributions to the formulation of Asia policy, it seems clear that the Bush administration will put a higher priority on U.S. relations with Japan.