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TitleJapan’s Arduous Rejuvenation as a Global Power [electronic resource] : Democratic Resilience and the US-China Challenge / by Victor Teo
ImprintSingapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
Connect tohttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6190-6
Descript XIII, 242 p. 11 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

This open access book assesses the profound impact of Japan’s aspirations to become a great power on Japanese security, democracy and foreign relations. Rather than viewing the process of normalization and rejuvenation as two decades of remilitarization in face of rapidly changing strategic environment and domestic political circumstances, this volume contextualizes Japan’s contemporary international relations against the longer grain of Japanese historical interactions. It demonstrates that policies and statecraft in the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s era are a continuation of a long, unbroken and arduous effort by successive generations of leaders to preserve Japanese autonomy, enhance security and advance Japanese national interests. Arguing against the notion that Japan cannot work with China as long as the US-Japan alliance is in place, the book suggests that Tokyo could forge constructive relations with Beijing by engaging China in joint projects in and outside of the Asia-Pacific in issue areas such as infrastructure development or in the provision of international public goods. It also submits that an improvement in Japan-China relations would enhance rather than detract Japan-US relations and that Tokyo will find that her new found automony in the US-Japan alliance would not only accord her more political respect and strategic latitude, but also allow her to ameliorate the excesses of American foreign policy adventurism, paving for her to become a truly normal great power


CONTENT

1. The Rejuvenation of Japan -- 2. Japan’s Rejuvenation: Origins, Debates and Concepts -- 3. Japan’s Rejuvenation and the US-China Divide -- 4. Peacekeepers But Not Quite Peacebuilders: Japan’s Evolving Role in the Middle East Peace Process -- 5. The Provision of International Public Goods: Japan’s Anti-Piracy Operations in the Gulf of Aden -- 6. Recalibrating Japan’s Foreign Policy


Japan-History Asia-Politics and government World history History of Japan. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/715020 Asian Politics. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/911110 World History Global and Transnational History. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/719000



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