ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter

Ezra F. Vogel: Can China and Japan return to the '80s?

From the time of Deng Xiaoping's remarkably successful visit to Japan in October 1978 until his withdrawal from the political stage in 1992, Japan and China made strides toward reconciliation. Japanese visitors to China expressed remorse for the painful history of Japanese invasion, and the Chinese accepted their apologies. The Japanese government provided more aid to China than any other country. Japanese companies, meanwhile, passed on technology and management know-how, helping the Chinese modernize factories for producing steel, electronics, motorbikes and cars.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more