A normal power: Japan’s welcome role in rebalancing Asia

Prof C. Raja Mohan, Director of the Institute of South Asian Studies opined that for Japan, it is not just a question of being a military power. It is also about taking political leadership at a moment of great strategic uncertainty in the world. He added that Japan is no longer content to remain an economic giant and a political pygmy. Prof Mohan noted that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeking to complement the alliance with the United States with a network of partnerships that will help insure the region against the unpredictable political trajectories of America and China.