Japan's Foreign Policy / Edition 2

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Overview

This book looks at Japan's foreign policy at the regional and global level from a power perspective. Reinhard Drifte argues that, although Japan still poses as a political pygmy, it is no longer an economic superpower. Instead, it increasingly translates 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.

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Drifte (Japanese studies, U. of Newcastle, England) analyzes the ingredients of Japan's power at regional and global levels, and how it translates its economic power into influence over the perceptions, intentions, options, and material circumstances of other peoples. He considers the concept of Japan as a civilian power reliant on US security. The 1996 first edition was published as Japan's Foreign Policy in the 1990s. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312211745
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/15/1998
  • Series: St Antony's Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Reinhard Drifte is Professor and Chair of Japanese Studies, and Director, at Newcastle East Asia Center at the University of Newcastle.

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Table of Contents

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
• Index

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