Client State: Japan in America's Embrace

Client State: Japan in America's Embrace

by Gavan McCormack
     
 

ISBN-10: 184467133X

ISBN-13: 9781844671335

Pub. Date: 07/09/2007

Publisher: Verso Books

Japan is the world’s No. 2 economy, greater in GDP than Britain and France together and almost double that of China. It is also the most durable, generous, and unquestioning ally of the US, attaching priority to its Washington ties over all else. In Client State, Gavan McCormack examines the current transformation of Japan, designed to meet the demands

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Japan is the world’s No. 2 economy, greater in GDP than Britain and France together and almost double that of China. It is also the most durable, generous, and unquestioning ally of the US, attaching priority to its Washington ties over all else. In Client State, Gavan McCormack examines the current transformation of Japan, designed to meet the demands from Washington that Japan become the “Great Britain of the Far East.” Exploring postwar Japan’s relationship with America, he contends that US pressure has been steadily applied to bring Japan in line with neoliberal principles. The Bush administration’s insistence on Japan’s thorough subordination has reached new levels, and is an agenda heavily in the American, rather than the Japanese, national interest. It includes comprehensive institutional reform, a thorough revamp of the security and defense relationship with the US, and—alarmingly—vigorous pursuit of Japan’s acquisition of nuclear weapons.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844671335
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
07/09/2007
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents


Forever Twelve Years Old?     1
The Dependent Superstate     6
Dismantling the Japanese Model     29
Japan in Bush's World     55
Japan in Asia     90
The constitution and the Fundamental Law of Education     121
Okinawa: Disposal and Resistance     155
Japan as a Nuclear State     175
The Schizophrenic State?     191
Notes     205
Index     241

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