Japan's International Relations / Edition 2

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The new 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 political economy of the twenty-first century. The second edition of this highly acclaimed volume has been fully updated and revised to include discussion of such recent events as: the 'war on terror' and the despatch of the Self-Defence Forces to support the US in Afghanistan and Iraq, Japan's proactive role in responding to 9/11 and the Bush doctrine, Japan's new foreign economic policy in East Asia including bilateral Free Trade Agreements and currency cooperation, Japan's new competition with China for economic and political leadership in East Asia, Prime Minister Koizumi's visit to North Korea and the crisis on the Korean peninsula.

This book is essential reading for those studying Japanese politics and the international relations of the Asia Pacific, as well as US and European foreign policy.

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Meet the Author

Glenn D Hook is Professor of Japanese Studies in the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield.

Julie Gilson is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Birmingham.

Christopher W. Hughes is Principal Research Fellow in the ESRC Centre for the Study of Globalization and Regionalization, and Reader in the Department of Politics and Internatioal Studies, University of Warwick.

Hugo Dobson is Senior Lecturer in the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Japan's International Relations: What, Why and How 1. The Significance of Japan’s International Relations 2. Explaining Japan’s International Relations Part 2: Japan-United States Relations 3. Introduction 4. Japan-United States Political Relations 5. Japan-United States Economic Relations 6. Japan-United States Security Relations 7. Conclusion Part 3: Japan-East Asia Relations 8. Introduction 9. Japan-East Asia Political Relations 10. Japan-East Asia Economic Relations 11. Japan–East Asia Security Relations 12. Conclusion Part 4: Japan-Europe Relations 13. Introduction 14. Japan-Europe Political Relations 15. Japan-Europe Economic Relations 16. Japan-Europe Security Relations 17. Conclusion Part 5: Japan-Global Institutions 18. Introduction 19. Japan-United Nations 20. Japan-Economic Institutions 21. Japan-G7/8 22. Conclusion Part 6: Japan's International Relations: What Next? 23. Japan Explained 24. Japan: The Challenge of Globalization. Chronology of Japan and World Affairs 1933 to 2006

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