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Tsai Hsi-hsun 2017
Japan's Third Grand Strategy: Economic and Diplomatic Issues of the Abe Administration
Over the years, there have been three grand strategies in Japan to strengthen the country.
During the first grand strategy, the Meiji Restoration tried to attain equality with the Great Powers of Europe and America.
The second grand strategy created the second largest economy in the world from postwar reconstruction with the assistance of strong American leadership. Donald J.Trump's victory in the presidential race represents the Black Ships of 2016, and “Japan bashing” over currency manipulation and car trade is the new foreign pressure.
The third grand strategy of“bring back a strong Japan” intends to create a third miracle period, following the Empire of Japan and the second largest economy. A big picture characterized by the new normal of Japan-America-China “Sangokushi (三国志)＂ is emerging as “bring back a strong Japan＂vs. “make America great again” vs. “realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, called the Chinese Dream".
As Japan moves as swift as the wind, Taiwan and ASEAN countries now weigh the three large countries as a balance and remain silent as a forest, while America attacks as fierce as fire and China stays as unshakable as a mountain. The strategic structure of Sangokushi is therefore represented by “Fūrinkazan(風林火山): Wind, Forest, Fire, Mountain＂.