Japan’s Reluctant Realism: Foreign Policy Challenges in an by Michael J. Green

By Michael J. Green

In Japan's Reluctant Realism , Michael J. eco-friendly examines the alterations of eastern international coverage within the decade because the finish of the chilly conflict. eco-friendly offers case experiences of China, the Korean peninsula, Russia and principal Asia, Southeast Asia, the foreign monetary associations, and multilateral boards (the United international locations, APEC, and the ARF). In each one of those experiences, eco-friendly considers jap pursuits; the effectiveness of jap international relations in attaining these targets; the household and exogenous pressures on policy-making; the measure of convergence or divergence with the USA in either technique and implementation; and classes for greater US - Japan diplomatic cooperation sooner or later. As eco-friendly notes, its bilateral dating with the us is on the middle of Japan's international coverage projects, and Japan consequently conducts overseas coverage with one eye rigorously on Washington. despite the fact that, eco-friendly argues, it's time to realize Japan as an self sufficient actor in Northeast Asia, and to evaluate jap international coverage in its personal terms.

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Confrontation with Beijing in the first decades after World War II. S. rapprochement in 1972. In the early 1990s, Japan enjoyed a special relationship with Beijing, serving as a bridge between China and the West in the wake of the 1989 Tienanmen incident. By the middle of the 1990s, however, a pronounced Sino-Japanese rivalry began to emerge. In 1995 Chinese nuclear tests outraged both the hawkish Right and the antinuclear Left in Japan, leading to an unprecedented, though limited, suspension of about $75 million in grant aid to China.

The broad support for this more assertive and in some ways more desperate expression of Japan’s world role is evident in a series of commissions and study groups formed to chart Japan’s objectives for the new millennium at the end of the 1990s. An examination of three follows. The first group formally to consider how to maintain Japan’s weight in a period of economic and political restructuring was commissioned by the Comprehensive Foreign Policy Bureau of MOFA in 1997. ”64 Though the specific policy proposals recommended by the report are ambiguous, the theme is clear: Japan must wield all of its available power assets more assertively and more independently within the parameters set by Yoshida.

The LDP is therefore in a catch–22 situation: It cannot win without Komeito, but it cannot expand or reestablish its broader base with Komeito. If, on the other hand, the LDP drops Komeito for a coalition with the smaller Liberal Party, Mr. Ozawa will insist on a distinct rightward tilt in Japanese national security policy, which would also exacerbate fissures within the party. 4. A credible opposition. Hosokawa’s anti-LDP coalition government demonstrated, if fleetingly, that the opposition can rule in Japan.

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