Comments on Akio Takahara "Are Japan–China relations sweetening or souring?" 11/09/2015
The relationship between China and Japan is one of the most important bilateral relations within Asia, given their geographic closeness and the fact they are the two largest economies in Asia and they also represent the largest industrialised and industrialising economies in Asia.
Unfortunately, it seems from time to time problems arise between the two major Asian neighbours, whether it is due to historical or current issues in one of or both countries.
It is inconceivable neither country can become an effective leader in Asia (let alone a world leader) if they cannot handle their bilateral relations well. Both countries need to be mature enough to develop constructive relationship between them.