Power Across the Pacific: A History of America's Relations With Japan

Power Across the Pacific: A History of America's Relations With Japan

by William R. Nester
     
 

Analyzing European-Japanese relations in the context of the European Community's growing unity and Japan's ever more complex economy, Nester compares the processes, means, ends, successes, and failures of European and Japanese industrial trade and foreign policies. He examines the growing trade, investment, and policy disputes between Brussels and Tokyo, and the

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Analyzing European-Japanese relations in the context of the European Community's growing unity and Japan's ever more complex economy, Nester compares the processes, means, ends, successes, and failures of European and Japanese industrial trade and foreign policies. He examines the growing trade, investment, and policy disputes between Brussels and Tokyo, and the reasons for Europe's persistent trade and investment deficit with Japan. Finally, Nester analyses the strengths and weaknesses of European unification and its effect an European competitiveness, and considers the community's prospects into the twenty-first century.

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An ambitious analytical history tracing Japanese and American political relations by dividing the events into two essential periods, one geopolitical (1853-1945) and the other geo-economic (1945 to the present). Nester (government, St. John's U.) examines the cultural perceptions, national interests, and shifting power relations converging as the two countries encountered each other in war and peace, marking the diplomatic efforts of US administrations from Eisenhower to Clinton and speculating on future international concerns and interests for Japan and the US. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814757888
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

William R. Nester is Assistant Professor of Political Science at St. John's University of New York. He has served as Lecturer in Far East Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and is the author of Japan's Growing Power Over East Asia and the World Economy, Japanese Industrial Targeting, Japan and the Third World, and American Power: the New World Order and the Japanese Challenge.

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