Asian Paradox

A term referring to the lower than average rate of cardiovascular disease—hypertension and coronary atherosclerosis—,and cancer among Asian people, despite a higher than average rate of cigarette smoking
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Zagoria, in a report "Resolving the East Asian Paradox," outlined worries from the United States that "the weak link" in the security between the United States, Japan and South Korea is Tokyo and Seoul's relationship.
Asked in the interview how dangerous tensions are among Japan, China and other countries in the region and what more could the United States do, Park, who became South Korea's president in February, said, "This could be referred to as the Asian paradox.
However, the Asian Paradox does seem to be an impediment to such mechanisms.
As for top-down, and regarding the Asian Paradox, we can see here a sort of hegemonic leadership competition among the US, China and Japan for intra-regional economic dominance.
The Asian Paradox takes place very much along those lines.
So resolving the Asian Paradox issues will truly require visionary political leadership.
How to restore political trust will be key to resolving this Asian paradox - namely, cold political relations in spite of deep economic interdependency - and achieving true economic cooperation.
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