Japan's foreign policy, 1945-2009 : the quest for a proactive policy / by Kazuhiko Togo
- Tōgō, Kazuhiko, 1945-
- Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
- 3rd extended ed.
- Physical Description:
- xxi, 484 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- 1. From the Meiji Restoration to the Japan-Russia War -- 2. WW I and the Washington Conference -- 3. From the Manchurian Incident to the War in the Pacific -- Chapter One. After the War: New Values and the Peace Treaty -- 1. The defeat and new values -- 2. The American occupation -- 3. The new constitution -- 4. Political reforms and economic recovery -- 5. The 1951 San Franciso Peace Treaty -- 6. Japanese security policy and the Japan-US Security Treaty -- Chapter Two. The United States: Political and Security Relations -- 1. The revision of the Security Treaty -- 2. The reversion of Okinawa -- 3. Host Nations Support and Guidelines for Defence Cooperation of 1978 -- 4. The Western Alliance under Nakasone and Reagan -- 5. The end of the Cold War and J̀apan's Defeat' in the 1991 Gulf War -- 6. September Eleven and thereafter -- 7. The revision of the constitution -- Chapter Three. The United States: Economic Relations -- 1. The situation until the end of the 1960's -- 2. Japan-US economic relations in the 1970's -- 3. Japan-US economic relations in the 1980's -- 4. Trade conflicts from the end of the 1980's to the beginning of the 1990's -- 5. Japan-US economic reltions in the first half of the 1990's -- 6. Japan's economic situation at the turn of the century -- Chapter Four. China: Economic Development and Wounded Feelings -- 1. Diplomatic relations with Taiwan and economic relations with mainland China -- 2. Establishment of diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China -- 3. The conclusion of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship -- 4. Relationships over the 1980's -- 5. Relationships from the 1990's onwards -- 6. Ways ahead -- Chapter Five. Korea: South Korean Relations Develop with Complexity, Will North Korean Relations Start? -- 1. Establishment of diplomatic relations with South korea -- 2. The first 30 years: economic relations developed but political reltions were troubled -- 3. The turn of the century: from the Murayama Statement to Prime Minister Koizumi -- 4. The North Korean situation (until 2001) -- 5. Japan-North Korea relations (until 2001) -- 6. Prime Minister Koizumi's visit to North Korea and rising tension -- Chapter Six. Asia and the Pacific: Expanding Relations From Bilateral to Multilateral -- 1. Beginning of relations: war reparations and early policy initiatives -- 2. Strengthening the relationship: the Fukuda Doctrine and the establishment of PECC -- 3. Development of the Asian economies and the creation of APEC -- 4. Security cooperation after the Cold War: ARF and NEACD -- 5. In search of new cooperation: ASEAN plus Three and FTA -- 6. In the Eurasian continent: India and Silk Road countries -- 7. To the Pacific: Australia and the Pacific Island countries -- Chapter Seven. Russia: Territorial Disputes and Strengthening the Relationship -- 1. The end of the Pacific War: beginning of the disconnection -- 2. The San Francisco Peace Treaty of 1951 -- 3. The Khrushchev period: the Joint Declaration of 1956 and the Memorandum of 1960 -- 4. The Brezhnev period: Detente and thereafter -- 5. Gorbachev's Perestroika: a new overture -- 6. Yeltsin's Russia: emergence of a new world -- 7. President Putin and future perspectives -- Chapter Eight. Europe: Struggle for Relevance -- 1. A Prolonged postwar period (1945-1969) -- 2. Trade conflicts with Europe (1969-1991) -- 3. A wide range of cooperation between Japan and Europe during the 1990's -- 4. Asis-Europe cooperation -- 5. Wounded feelings from the Pacific War: Great Britain and the Neetherlands -- 6. An action plan for EU-Japan cooperation -- Chapter Nine. The Middle East: Oil Diplomacy and Issues of War and Peace -- 1. Energy and oil diplomacy in Japan -- 2. Relations with the Gulf countries and wars in the Persian Gulf -- 3. Relations with the countries involved in the Middle Eastern peace process -- 4. New endeavours to enlarge the scope of foreign policy -- Chapter Ten. Official Development Assistance: From Recipient to Donor Number One -- 1. Japan's Official Development Assistance (ODA) in perspective -- 2. Postwar reconstruction and reparations -- 3. Development in volume -- 4. Qualitative improvement of yen loans -- 5. Regional diversification -- 6. Forms of ODA and international polemics -- 7. Conceptualization efforts of ODA -- 8. Current problems and future perspectives -- Chapter Eleven. Multilateral Economic Diplomacy: From Participant to Positive Contributor -- 1. Postwar international economic organizations and Japan's accession -- 2. Macroeconomic policy and international financial situation -- 3. International trade -- 4. Economic assistance through multilateral organizations -- 5. New agenda: global environment, population and infectious diseases, and information technology -- Chapter Twelve. Multilateral Political Diplomacy: The United Nations and Peacekeeping Operations -- 1. Joining the United Nations -- 2. The United Nations during the Cold War -- 3. After the Cold War: UN reforms and Japan -- 4. After the Cold War: multinational forces and peacekeeping operations -- 5. September Eleven and Eastern Timor -- 6. Japan's participation in Iraq reconstruction and further challenges -- 7. New agenda: disarmament and non-proliferation, conflict prevention, and human security -- Chapter Thirteen. Major Foreign Policy Issues from 2004 to 2009 -- 1. Latter Part of the Koizumi Era -- 2. Three Short-lived Prime Ministers from the LDP -- 3. The Rise of the Democratic Party and Yukio Hatoyama -- 4. Concluding Remarks -- 5. Epilogue: The Flow of History and Human Efforts.
- ""This book stands out amongst the crop of textbooks on Japanese foreign policy that have been available to date, because of its authoritative, insider voice. Here we not only learn what happened in postwar Japan's foreign policy, but what the thinking was behind these decisions." "This is an invaluable element that brings the reader inside the policy-making rooms of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs itself. In the process, Japan's world view and its own self-image are concurrently revealed, in fascinating and unexpected ways. This book destroys stereotypes, and vastly improves the quality of our understanding of Japan as an international player." "We are spoiled by the wisdom and experience of not just one, but three major forces in the shaping of Japan's international existence. Mr Togo's own formidable experience, plus the seminal contributions of his father and grandfather, who was instrumental in the closing phases of World War II. All of this makes this book indispensable to those who wish to truly understand Japan in her own terms, and through her own eyes."---Rikki Kersten, Professor, Modern Japanese Political History, Australian National University" ""Ambassador Togo's distinctive account of Japanese foreign policy highlights the impact of the vacuum left by the humiliation of defeat in 1945. It bears witness to the intellectual and diplomatic challenge of finding answers to unresolved issues, including managing the U.S. alliance and enhancing cooperation in Asia. Updated to cover the results of the 2009 victory of the Democratic Party of Japan, this book shows how its change of course fits into a long-term narrative. In contrast to more impersonal, often unsympathetic analysis of Western authors and the self-serving writing of many Japanese, Togo offers a guide to Japan's quest, not a defense of its choices. The result is a wide-ranging look at foreign policy over more than 60 years seen from the perspective of an insider attentive to a proud nation's search for its bearings."---Gilbert Rozman, Musgrave Professor of Sociology, Princeton University"--BOOK JACKET.
- 9789004185012 (pbk. : alk. paper) and 9004185011 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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