The United States is placing Asia as a military priority as it faces the rising threat of China’s regional expansion. Japan plays a crucial role in this strategy with a renewed and strengthened bilateral relationship as a key ally providing the US with military bases.
THE JAPANESE-American bilateral relationship is the most important strategic relationship bar none.[[quote]]
That is how the former Second World War enemies have viewed their ties since 1945 and throughout the Cold War which ended in 1990.
For the past 20 years these bonds have been challenged, weakened and undermined by both sides for a variety of reasons....