I am currently studying Japanese and one of the recent grammar points I ran into is the construct「〜を中心[に・と]する」.

I was wondering whether the choice of particle has any particular connotation, or whether there is any sort of rule for deciding which one to use.

  • Aに: A ←
  • Aと: " A "

So, ~を中心に feels like you are setting something at the center by moving yourself like when you are targeting the object, while ~を中心とする feels like you just regard something that is already fixed there as the center.

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