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Trade war

US-China confrontation weighs heavily on Japan

Tokyo must consider carefully how it works with Washington in dealing with Beijing

The U.S. and China are about to enter an age of grave confrontation, which some are calling a "new cold war."   © Reuters

TOKYO -- As the U.S.-China confrontation heats up ahead of a crucial showdown between their leaders next week in Argentina, other countries like Japan are finding themselves caught in the middle.

At one time, the biggest risk for Japan's diplomacy was a rapprochement between the U.S. and China that bypassed Tokyo.

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