Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia has been specifically designed to introduce students to Japan’s foreign relations in Asia since 1990, a period in which there have been dramatic developments in Japan, including the reinterpretation of the Constitution and expanded US–Japan defence cooperation. The geopolitical dynamics and implications of these new developments are profound and underscore the need for a new textbook on this subject.
Covering not only the key regional players of China and the Koreas, this textbook also encompasses chapters on Japan’s relations with India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand, along with its multilateral engagement and initiatives. Combined with transnational chapters on critical issues, key themes covered by this book include:
- An historical overview of key post-war developments.
- Japan’s evolving security policy.
- Analysis of the region’s escalating maritime disputes.
- An evaluation of Japanese soft power in Asia.
Written by leading experts in accessible, jargon-free style, this new textbook will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Japanese politics, international relations and foreign policy and Asian affairs in general.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|31 pages
part II|140 pages
chapter 3|14 pages
Evolution or new doctrine?
chapter 4|12 pages
Japan’s security policy in the context of the US–Japan alliance
chapter 8|14 pages
“Commitment by presence”
chapter 9|17 pages
The triumph of hope over experience
chapter 12|15 pages
Japan’s rivalry with China in Southeast Asia
part III|184 pages