Cooperation Despite Frictions in Northeast Asia Perspectives from Japan
Despite the political tensions that oppose Japan, China and South Korea, recent months have seen a certain rapprochement between Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. The first trilateral summit in three years was held in November 2015.
The neighbors indeed share strong interests that push them to cooperate in a pragmatic way, be it on economic and trade issues, or on strategic matters, such as towards North Korea.
Researchers from each of these three countries explain and discuss the possibilities for trilateral cooperation despite the undercurrent political friction.
· CHUN Chaesung, Professor, Seoul National University
· HUANG Renwei, Vice-President, Shanghai Academy of Social Science
· TERADA Takashi, Professor, Doshisha University, Kyoto