Grimes on Abe Visit: “An Important Moment”

April 28, 2015

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William Grimes, Associate Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, said that the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe to the U. S. marked an important moment in relations between the two countries.

Grimes made the argument in an April 28 article in the International Business Times entitled “Japan Prime Minister Shinzō Abe Begins U. S. Tour with Visit to Boston.”

In the article, Grimes said:

“This is an important moment in US-Japan relations,” William Grimes, a Boston University professor and associate dean of academic affairs at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, told IBTimes UK. “The Asia-Pacific looks increasingly likely to shift to a new bipolar system, and the US-Japan alliance will be a lynchpin if the decision is made to try to contain China.”

You can read the entire article here. 

Grimes is the author of Unmaking the Japanese Miracle: Macroeconomic Politics, 1985-2000 (Cornell University Press, 2001) and Currency and Contest in East Asia: The Great Power Politics of Financial Regionalism (Cornell University Press, 2008), as well as co-editor (with Ulrike Schaede) of Japan’s Managed Globalization: Adapting to the 21st Century (M.E. Sharpe, 2002). Learn more about him here. 

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