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Japan and U.S. need to get serious about tech competition with China

Tokyo and Washington should do more to protect shared economic security

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U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, left, speaks with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi at the Iikura Guest House in Tokyo on Nov. 17: a multiagency effort is needed to achieve the right results.   © Reuters

Michael Green is senior vice president for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a professor at Georgetown University. He was the senior Asia official in the George W. Bush White House. Ambassador Kurt Tong is a former U.S. diplomat and a partner at The Asia Group, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

Washington has defined China as its pacing threat, posing challenges to U.S. prestige and security across military, economic, diplomatic and technology dimensions.

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