Japan's Foreign Policy in the 1990s: From Economic Superpower to What Power? / Edition 2

Japan's Foreign Policy in the 1990s: From Economic Superpower to What Power? / Edition 2

by R. Drifte
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312211740

ISBN-13: 9780312211745

Pub. Date: 11/15/1998

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

This book looks at Japan's foreign policy at the regional and global level from a power perspective. It argues that Japan is no longer an economic superpower while satisfying itself with the posture of a political pygmy. Instead Japan is increasingly translating its economic power into influence over the perceptions, intentions, options and material circumstances of

Overview

This book looks at Japan's foreign policy at the regional and global level from a power perspective. It argues that Japan is no longer an economic superpower while satisfying itself with the posture of a political pygmy. Instead Japan is increasingly translating its economic power into influence over the perceptions, intentions, options and material circumstances of other people. This new power posture has been referred to as 'civilian power' but is no less effective for national interest than military power was in the past. The present economic difficulties and the political upheaval have not significantly dented Japan's power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312211745
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
11/15/1998
Series:
St. Antony's Series
Edition description:
1996
Pages:
197
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables Preface List of Abbreviations Introduction The Political and Economic Framework of Japan's Foreign Policy The International Environment and Japan's Hard Power The Use of Softpower in Japan's Foreign Relations Japan as a Cultural Superpower? Conclusions Notes Index

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