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PacNet #42 – U.S.-Japan Defense Ties: Excellence Over Arrogance

A report on U.S.-Japan relations by a bipartisan group led by Republican Richard Armitage and Democrat Joseph Nye (both former Assistant Secretaries of Defense) calls for the new U.S. Administration to exercise “excellence without arrogance” in relations with Japan. The October 11, 2000 Institute for National Strategic Studies Special Report on “The United States and Japan: Advancing Toward a Mature Partnership,” envisions a time when Washington and Tokyo are “better able to realize the full potential for cooperation nurtured during the past 50 years.”