Managing China-Japan-US Relations and Strengthening Trilateral Cooperation | Tokyo Workshop

October 14–17, 2007

In 2007, JCIE launched a study and dialogue project aimed at developing a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics of the China-Japan-US trilateral relationship, identifying the issues central to managing stable and cooperative relations, and examining ways of promoting more meaningful cooperation on key challenges. The project brought together a multi-country team of leading experts to undertake a systematic, in-depth analysis of the dynamics of the trilateral relationship. It was designed to encourage top policymakers in all three countries to gain a deeper understanding of this key relationship and a greater commitment to trilateral cooperation.

The project leaders held a series of planning meetings throughout the spring of 2007, and the first paper writers workshop was convened in Tokyo on October 14–16, 2007. A second workshop took place in Beijing on June 29 and 30, 2008. The participants met for a third and final workshop in Honolulu on March 12–13, 2009. The findings from the project were published in 2010 in English and Japanese as Getting the Triangle Straight: Managing China-Japan-US Relations.

October 14

Welcome Dinner

October 15

Project Overview by Project Leaders
GERALD CURTIS, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
KOKUBUN RYOSEI, Dean, Faculty of Law, Keio University
WANG JISI, Dean, School of International Studies, Peking University

Session I: Territorial Disputes and the Trilateral Relationship
M. TAYLOR FRAVEL, Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Changing Trilateral Military Relations
ANDREW OROS, Assistant Professor, Washington College

Luncheon Meeting with KOJI WATANABE, Senior Fellow, JCIE, and former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Ambassador to Russia

Session II: Taiwan and Trilateral Relations
MATSUDA YASUHIRO, Senior Fellow, National Institute of Defense Studies

New Security Architecture in Northeast Asia
GUI YONGTAO, Assistant Professor, Peking University

Meeting with Dr. LEE SU-HOON, Chair of Presidential Committee on Northeast Asia Cooperation Initiative, Republic of Korea

October 16

Breakfast Meeting with HITOSHI TANAKA, Senior Fellow, JCIE, and former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

Session III: Constructing the Regional Asian Architecture in Trade and Investment
Saadia Pekkanen, Professor, University of Washington

The Emergence of East Asia Community and Trilateral Relations
SASUGA KATSUHIRO, Associate Professor, Tokai University

Financial Architecture and Cooperation
DAI JINPING, Associate Professor, Nankai University

Session IV: Japanese Perceptions of China and the United States 
AOYAMA RUMI, Professor, Waseda University

Chinese Perceptions of Japan and the United States
FAN SHIMING, Associate Professor, Peking University