This book is based on the papers presented at the 1983 Tokyo conference on East Asian politics. It provides an analytic context for understanding Northeast Asian politics and deals with Japanese foreign policy, with focus on the political challenges Japan faced and its changing international role.
1. Introduction: Japan and the Pacific Quadrille 2. Relations Between the Nations of the Pacific Quadrille: Stability and Fluctuation in East Asian Politics 3. The Geopolitics of East and Southeast Asia 4. An Economic Overview of East Asia 5. Japan's Foreign Policy Background 6. Japanese-Chinese Relations, 1952–1982 7. Japanese-Soviet Relations: Patterns and Prospects 8. Japan and the United States in the 1980s: The Domestication of Foreign Policy 9. Changing Conceptions of Japan's International Role 10. The Pacific Quadrille Since 1983