I'm currently working on a university project related to this issue, and I was trying to craft a possible compromise proposal regarding the Senkaku-Diaoyu Islands Dispute. I wanted to see what CFCers have to say about this issue, and I crafted some guiding questions regarding possible resolution of the dispute. I would greatly appreciate any responses. Who do you think should retain sovereignty over the islands? How should the dispute over undersea resources be handled? Should the islands be subject to international arbitration, and would such an undertaking be accept by Japan and the PRC? Or should Japan and the PRC undertake bilateral talks, and how could those talks successfully deescalate tensions? Do you think the US pivot to Asia and continued US naval presence in the South China Sea is helpful or harmful to overall regional stability? Should US armed forces continue to maintain bases in Okinawa and other sites? Would withdrawal induce more cooperative behavior from the PRC or simply encourage them to coerce other nations? Is there anything the US could do to help resolve the ongoing dispute over the Senkaku-Diaoyu Islands? Is there anything Japan could realistically do under the Abe government to atone for its past? Would other East Asian nations (primarily the PRC and South Korea) accept apologies for wartime crimes and what impact would apologies have on the conduct of other nations? What role should Taiwan play in this dispute, if any, considering they also maintain that they should have sovereignty over the islands? Spoiler : I initially posted something similar to this in the East Asian thread in the Chamber, but as we all know, that place isn't particularly great if you want a quantity of responses.