Formation of Regional Community in East Asia: A Japanese Perspective

  • Kazuhiko Togo
Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)


Kazuhiko Togo suggests that peaceful reconciliation between Japan and China is both possible and urgent. The absence of reconciliation produces a divisive political dynamic that is moving Japan away from pacifism toward anti-Chinese nationalism and re-militarization. Recalling Japan’s role in the premodern Sino-centric Asian order, he suggests that the “Asianist” ASEAN Plus Three framework needs to be emphasized, without rejecting other levels of regional association. China and Japan need a “civilizational dialogue” to begin historical reconciliation and construct a new basis for East Asian community.


Regional Community East Asian Regionalism Economic Interdependence Summit Meeting East Asia Summit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuhiko Togo
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  1. 1.Institute for World AffairsKyoto Sangyo UniversityKyotoJapan

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