Sheena Chestnut Greitens (Brookings): U.S.-China Relations and America’s Alliances in Asia. Richard C. Bush (Brookings): United States Policy towards Northeast Asia. Zheng Wang (Seton Hall): The Diaoyu/Senkaku Dispute as an Identity-Based Conflict: Toward Sino-Japan Reconciliation. Luke McDonagh reviews China or Japan: Which Will Lead Asia? by Claude Meyer. Alexandra Harney on Japan's silver democracy and the costs of letting the elderly rule politics. Hikikomori: Why are so many Japanese men refusing to leave their rooms? Max Fox on an infantile disorder: If jobs mean maturity, not everyone gets to grow up. Isaac Chotiner on religion and the Japanese suicide epidemic. Aleksandra Majstorac-Kobiljski reviews The Boundaries of the Interesting: Itineraries, Guidebooks, and Travel in Imperial Japan by Kate L. McDonald. Stefano Calzati on power and representation in Anglo-American travel blogs and travel books about China. Ruth Morris on why China loves to build copycat towns. “It’s not fair if you don’t let us cheat”: Nick Holdstock on how in China some schools are going to extreme lengths to prevent cheating on the gao kao, the national college entrance examinations. A review of For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet’s Journey Through a Chinese Prison by Liao Yiwu. Zeng Chengjie, China's Bernie Madoff, was executed for fraud — and nobody told his family.