Japan's International Relations: Politics, Economics and Security / Edition 3

Japan's International Relations: Politics, Economics and Security / Edition 3

by Glenn D. Hook, Julie Gilson, Christopher W. Hughes, Hugo Dobson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415587433

ISBN-13: 9780415587433

Pub. Date: 11/02/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The latest edition of this comprehensive and user-friendly textbook provides a single volume resource for all those studying Japan's international relations. It offers a clear and concise introduction to the most important aspects of Japan's role in the globalized economy of the twenty-first century. The book has been fully updated and revised to include

Overview

The latest edition of this comprehensive and user-friendly textbook provides a single volume resource for all those studying Japan's international relations. It offers a clear and concise introduction to the most important aspects of Japan's role in the globalized economy of the twenty-first century. The book has been fully updated and revised to include comprehensive discussions of contemporary key issues for Japan’s IR, including:

  • the rise of China;

  • reaction to the global economic and financial crisis since 2008;

  • Japan’s proactive role after 9/11 and the war on terror;

  • responses to events on the Korean Peninsula;

  • relations with the USA and the Obama administration;

  • relations with Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East;

  • changing responses to an expanding and deepening European Union.

Extensively illustrated, the text includes statistics, maps, photographs, summaries and suggestions for further reading, making it essential reading for those studying Japanese politics and the international relations of the Asia Pacific.

A note on the cover:

The cover illustration entitled 'Double Standard' is a Japanese manga penned by satirical artist Ichihanahana in November 2010 regarding rising Japanese nationalism, Japan-China tensions over the disputed territory of the Senkaku islands and the US presence in Okinawa. This manga demonstrates many of the key themes in Japan’s ties with China and the US, but also a number of other central features of Japan’s international relations as explored throughout this text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415587433
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/02/2011
Series:
Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
632
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxxii
Glossaryxxv
Abbreviations and Acronymsxxxi
A Note on the Textxxxvii
Acknowledgementsxxxix
Preface to the First Editionxl
Preface to the Second Editionxliii
Maps
Map 1Japan's administrative districts, US bases in Japan and basic statistics on Japanxlvi
Map 2Japan and East Asiaxlvii
Part IJapan's International Relations: What, Why and How1
1The significance of Japan's international relations3
1.1Debates on Japan's international relations4
1.2Why Japan matters: economics, politics and security8
1.3Why Japan matters: regional and global perspectives16
1.4Paradigmatic paradoxes?21
1.5Summary24
2Explaining Japan's international relations25
2.1Methodology26
2.2Historical overview: from the Chinese world order to the post-Cold War period27
2.3Determinants of Japan's international relations: structure, agency and norms41
2.4Reactivity and proactivity75
2.5Normal modes of instrumentalization78
2.6Instrumentalizing policy83
2.7Summary85
Part IIJapan-United States Relations87
3Introduction89
3.1A new Japan?90
3.2Approach91
3.3Historical overview92
3.4Summary97
4Japan-United States political relations99
4.1Overview100
4.2Changes in the structure of the international system101
4.3Domestic society115
4.4Summary117
5Japan-United States economic relations119
5.1Overview120
5.2Trade relations120
5.3Investment relations131
5.4Japan, the United States and regional projects137
5.5Developmental and liberal economic norms140
5.6Summary141
6Japan-United States security relations143
6.1Overview144
6.2Interpreting the security treaty144
6.3Cold War period146
6.4Post-Cold War period156
6.5Summary172
7Conclusion173
7.1The changing nature of Japan-United States relations174
7.2Continuing strength of bilateralism174
7.3Salience of other norms175
7.4Dominant pattern of Japan-United States relations176
Part IIIJapan-East Asia Relations177
8Introduction179
8.1Japan and the rejoining and remaking of East Asia: Association of Southeast Asian Nations + 3180
8.2Approach182
8.3Historical overview 1945-56: the origins of structural barriers to Japan-East Asia interaction182
8.4Summary188
9Japan-East Asia political relations189
9.1Overview190
9.2Japan and China190
9.3Japan and the Korean Peninsula202
9.4Japan and Southeast Asia217
9.5Summary228
10Japan-East Asia economic relations229
10.1Overview230
10.2Japan's economic re-entry and presence in East Asia230
10.3Japan and the economic development of the East Asia region234
10.4Japan and the East Asian economic crisis238
10.5Japan's regional economic strategy post-financial crisis242
10.6Summary247
11Japan-East Asia security relations249
11.1Overview250
11.2The pattern of Japan's security policy in East Asia250
11.3Japan and East Asian security in the Cold War period252
11.4Japan and East Asian security in the post-Cold War period257
11.5Summary269
12Conclusion271
12.1Association of Southeast Asian Nations + 3 revisited272
12.2Japan's reconstruction of an East Asia region272
Part IVJapan-Europe Relations275
13Introduction277
13.1Japan hosts Balkan conference278
13.2From early encounters to defeat in World War II279
13.3Core states of Europe281
13.4Divided continent282
13.5European Economic Community283
13.6Summary284
14Japan-Europe political relations285
14.1Overview286
14.2Japan and the community of Europe286
14.3Policy-making actors290
14.4Japan and the European Union member states294
14.5Japan and expanded Europe296
14.6Expanding dialogue with Europe297
14.7Cooperating in regional fora298
14.8Emerging norms: new trilateralism?301
14.9Summary303
15Japan-Europe economic relations305
15.1Overview306
15.2Economic relations with the European Union306
15.3Post-Cold War economic relations310
15.4Domestic actors312
15.5National differences of perception and reception316
15.6Expanded Europe321
15.7Institutions323
15.8Trilateralism323
15.9Summary324
16Japan-Europe security relations327
16.1Overview328
16.2Cold War structures329
16.3Post-Cold War changes330
16.4Facing a converging European security agenda331
16.5Key issues333
16.6Expanded Europe335
16.7Multilateral security dialogue338
16.8Domestic actors343
16.9Changing security norms345
16.10Summary346
17Conclusion349
17.1Trilateral agenda350
17.2Balancing relations350
17.3Tripolar competition351
17.4Triangular unity352
17.5Supplemental strategy352
Part VJapan and Global Institutions355
18Introduction357
18.1Renewed internationalism358
18.2From Versailles to the San Francisco peace treaty360
18.3Post-war reintegration of Japan363
18.4Summary366
19Japan-United Nations367
19.1Overview368
19.2United Nations reform371
19.3Representation374
19.4Economics377
19.5Security382
19.6Summary388
20Japan-economic institutions389
20.1Overview390
20.2Historical context391
20.3The IMF393
20.4The World Bank396
20.5GATT/WTO403
20.6Summary409
21Japan-G7/8411
21.1Overview412
21.2Economic issues414
21.3Russia and the G7/8416
21.4Japan, East Asia and the G7/8419
21.5Promotion of security422
21.6Policy-making process424
21.7Domestic issues427
21.8Summary428
22Conclusion431
22.1Assuming global responsibilities432
22.2Internationalist future?433
Part VIJapan's International Relations: What Next?435
23Japan explained437
23.1Japan: no longer an enigma438
23.2Japan-United States relations438
23.3Japan-East Asia relations440
23.4Japan-Europe relations442
23.5Japan-global institutions443
23.6Japan's quietly proactive diplomacy444
23.7Summary448
24Japan: the challenge of globalization451
24.1Overview452
24.2Globalization and the tri-dimensional approach452
24.3Globalizing agents454
24.4Globalizing norms455
24.5Globalization and quiet diplomacy456
24.6Challenges for Japan457
Chronology of Japan and World Affairs 1933-2006459
Bibliography505
Tables529
Appendices549
0.1Internet sources550
1.1Constitution of Japan - Preamble and Article 9558
1.2Post-war prime ministers of Japan560
1.3Security Treaty between the United States and Japan 1951561
1.4Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan 1960563
2.1Constitution of Japan - Article 66566
4.1Bilateral visits between Japan and the United States567
6.1Japan-US Joint Declaration on Security 1996568
9.1Joint Communique of the Government of Japan and the Government of the People's Republic of China 1972573
9.2Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People's Republic of China 1978576
9.3Japan-China Joint Declaration on Building a Partnership of Friendship and Cooperation 1998578
9.4Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea 1965582
9.5Japan-Republic of Korea Joint Declaration 1998596
9.6Joint Declaration Issued by Korean Workers' Party, Liberal-Democratic Party and Japan Socialist Party 1990602
9.7Japan-DPRK Pyongyang Declaration604
14.1Joint Declaration on Relations between the EC and Japan 1991606
21.1G7/8 summits609
Index611

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