—This paper examines why in spite of countless endeavors to normalize the diplomatic relations between Japan-China that has begun and reached its golden age on early to mid-1980’s and succeed to bring the two countries to several bilateral agreements that led to positive outcome in various sector from socio-cultural to science and technology exchange, it still not enough to resolved the political tension between them just yet. As they trap on the vicious ‘blaming-game’ of bitterness and historical-distortion that happened on Great World War II or the recent tension over the disputed island, this paper explore the role of economic necessity and trade dependency in order to recover the bilateral-relations between them as requiring these two countries to improving their diplomatic relations better than they’ve been in decades.
—Diplomatic relations, economic dependency, Socio-cultural, trade dependency, world War II.
The authors are with the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Hasanuddin University, Indonesia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Muhammad Akbar Rusdy, Rahmat Muhamad, and Seniwati, "Japan-China Relations: “Hot Economy, Cold Politics”," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 11, pp. 880-883, 2016.