Japan in a Dynamic Asia

Japan in a Dynamic Asia : Coping with the New Security Challenges

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This collection takes a unique country-by-country approach to examine Japan's relations with individual Asian countries and sub-regions. As Japan's activism increases under the Koizumi administration, Japan in a Dynamic Asia provides a timely, updated understanding of Japan's rapidly changing foreign policies in the contexts of the new regional power balance and security concerns.
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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 453.6g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739110209
  • 9780739110201

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Transitions in Japan's Strategic Landscape Chapter 2 The Outlier: Japan Between Asia and the West Chapter 3 Japan and the Emerging Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific: An Active Leadership? Chapter 4 Stirring Samurai, Disapproving Dragon: Japan's Growing Security Activity and Sino-Japanese Relations Chapter 5 New Breakthroughs and Enduring Limitations in Japan's Special Relationship with Taiwan Chapter 6 Japan-South Korea Relations: Slowly Lifting the Burden of History? Chapter 7 Japan's Post-Cold War North Korea Policy: Hedging Toward Autonomy? Chapter 8 Japan's Relations with Russia: The Painful Search of a New Paradigm Chapter 9 Japan's Relations with Southeast Asia: The Strong Silent Type Chapter 10 Japan-Australia Relations: Friends in Search of Binding Bonds Chapter 11 Japan and India After the Cold War Chapter 12 Japan and Asia: A Constrained Regionalist Meets Realist Neighbors
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Review quote

Written from a unique angle of studying Japanese foreign policy, [this] volume deserves wide readership among students not only of Japanese foreign relations, but also of international relations in the Asia-Pacific region. -- Richard Weizing Hu, University of Hong Kong Contemporary Southeast Asia Readers will find this book a useful reference to Asian security, and even international relations in general, in the 21st century. -- Hidekazu Sakai, Kansai Gaidai University Glocom Platform
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About Yoichiro Sato

Yoichiro Sato is associate professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Satu Limaye is director of research at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.
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