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PacNet #54 – US-Japan Ties: Innovate or enervate in a rebalanced region

July 18, 2013

“Japan is back!” A snazzy sound bite, but five months later we’re still waiting to see what that looks like in practice. After this weekend, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely have an Upper House majority and the political capital to realize Japan’s potential as a tier-one country.