Appeared in: Volume 7, Number 5
Published on: April 10, 2012
Rising Sun in the New West

For more than a century, Japan has pioneered global political trends. That it is now gravitating, truly for the first time, towards a revitalizing democratic West speaks volumes.

Mayumi Fukushima is a former Japanese diplomat and a MPA candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. Richard Rosecrance is adjunct professor and director of the Kennedy School’s Program on U.S.-China Relations. He is completing a book on “The Return of the West.” Yuzuru Tsuyama is a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University in Japan and a research associate at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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