Constitution, national security needs, the way Japan views the world around it, the role of nationalism in setting policy, and the influence of big industry. It also includes material on Japan's response to 9/11 and the war in
Iraq. Designed for both undergraduate and graduate level courses, the text includes Discussion Questions, maps, a detailed bibliography with suggestions for further reading, and an Appendix with the Japanese Constitution for easy reference.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: The Story of Japan after World War II; 2. The Legacy of the Occupation: An "Abnormal" Foreign Policy; 3. The Gulf War Requires Change; 4. Theoretically Speaking: Realism, and Alternative Security; 5. Foreign Policy Restructuring in Japan; 6. Planning for Japan's Future Security; 7. The "Myth" of Gaiatsu: How Japan Views Its Place in the World; 8. Triangulating Politics: America, China, and Japan; 9. Where Is Japan Going?