China’s Influence in Japan: Everywhere Yet Nowhere in Particular

While other studies have noted China's influence in Japan is limited, this new report seeks to explain why that is the case. The report considers the malign and benign tactics used by the Chinese Communist Party in Japanese society; evaluates the objectives and effectiveness of these tactics; considers the factors that can explain Japan's passive and active resilience toward foreign influence; and describes how Japan has sought to promote its own global image.

This publication was made possible by the Global Engagement Center at the U.S. Department of State, through the Information Access Fund (IAF) administered by the DT Institute. The opinions, conclusions, or recommendations contained herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the view of the U.S. government or the IAF.


Devin Stewart

Senior fellow, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs