First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
BooknewsVolume six of a six-volume work on the history of contemporary Japan. Written by leading academicians, 18 essays recount major postwar events and controversies in the realm of Japan's international relations. Topics include security issues, the persistence of a "sankoku" mentality, Japan's role in the U.N. peacekeeping operations, the foreign aid program, Japan's role in the global environment movement, Korean "comfort women" and their efforts for redress, relations with Russia and the United States, and security and diplomacy in the U.S.-Japanese relations in the next century. Lacks an index. Edited by Beauchamp, University of Hawaii. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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