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Political scientist Dian explores developments in the alliancebetween the US and Japan and analyzes the transformation of Japan's security strategy from 1960 to 2013. He also describes the rise andfall of Japanese pacifism and the Yoshida Doctrine, the postwar security strategy. The end of the Cold War forced Japan to rethinkits security strategy and postwar pacifism, he says, and it has now abandoned its peaceful nation stance and is turning into a normal nation, more like the US.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
The US-Japan alliance has contributed significantly towards the development of the Japanese security strategy. The Evolution of the US-Japan Alliance
explores developments in the alliance between the US and Japan and analyzes the transformation of the Japanese security strategy from 1960 to 2013. It also describes the rise and the decline of Japanese pacifism and of the Yoshida Doctrine, the post war security strategy. Moreover, this book highlights how the end of the Cold War forced Japan to rethink its security strategy and post war pacifism. Japan has abandoned its identity of "peaceful nation," turning itself into a "normal national," drawing closer to the United States.
- Provides readers with a theoretical framework through which they can make sense of the evolutions of the US-Japan alliance and the evolution of the Japanese security strategy throughout post war history.
- Provides a comprehensive overview of the shifts in the Japanese security strategies and in the American foreign and security policies in the Asia Pacific region.
- Makes extensive use of primary sources.
- Addresses main debates on security alliances and security strategies.
- Incorporates the latest events such as the American Pivot to Asia.