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The Resource Securing Japan : Tokyo's grand strategy and the future of East Asia, Richard J. Samuels

Securing Japan : Tokyo's grand strategy and the future of East Asia, Richard J. Samuels

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Securing Japan : Tokyo's grand strategy and the future of East Asia
Title
Securing Japan
Title remainder
Tokyo's grand strategy and the future of East Asia
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Samuels
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: For the past sixty years, the U.S. government has assumed that Japan's security policies would reinforce American interests in Asia. The political and military profile of Asia is changing rapidly, however. Korea's nuclear program, China's rise, and the relative decline of U.S. power have commanded strategic review in Tokyo just as these matters have in Washington. What is the next step for Japan's security policy? Will confluence with U.S. interests-and the alliance-survive intact? Will the policy be transformed? Or will Japan become more autonomous? Richard J. Samuels demonstrates that over the last decade, a revisionist group of Japanese policymakers has consolidated power. The Koizumi government of the early 2000s took bold steps to position Japan's military to play a global security role. It left its successor, the Abe government, to further define and legitimate Japan's new grand strategy, a project well under way-and vigorously contested both at home and in the region. Securing Japan begins by tracing the history of Japan's grand strategy-from the Meiji rulers, who recognized the intimate connection between economic success and military advance, to the Konoye Consensus that led to Japan's defeat in World War II and the postwar compact with the United States. Samuels shows how the ideological connections across these wars and agreements help explain today's debate. He then explores Japan's recent strategic choices, arguing that Japan will ultimately strike a balance between national strength and national autonomy, a position that will allow it to exist securely without being either too dependent on the United States or too vulnerable to threats from China. Samuels's insights into Japanese history, society, and politics have been honed over a distinguished career and enriched by interviews with policymakers and original archival research. Securing Japan is a definitive assessment of Japanese security policy and its implications for the future of East Asia
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NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Samuels, Richard J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in security affairs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National security
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • East Asia
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Securing Japan : Tokyo's grand strategy and the future of East Asia, Richard J. Samuels
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : understanding Japan's grand strategy -- Japan's grand strategies : connecting the ideological dots -- Baking the pacifist loaf -- The change to change -- Whither the Yoshida doctrine? -- The discourse -- The new threat environment -- Meeting (and making) threats -- Conclusion : Japan's evolving grand strategy
Control code
ocm86117581
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 277 p.
Isbn
9780801446122
Lccn
2007010999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Securing Japan : Tokyo's grand strategy and the future of East Asia, Richard J. Samuels
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : understanding Japan's grand strategy -- Japan's grand strategies : connecting the ideological dots -- Baking the pacifist loaf -- The change to change -- Whither the Yoshida doctrine? -- The discourse -- The new threat environment -- Meeting (and making) threats -- Conclusion : Japan's evolving grand strategy
Control code
ocm86117581
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 277 p.
Isbn
9780801446122
Lccn
2007010999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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