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Japanese-Russian Relations Under Gorbachev and Yeltsin

By Hiroshi Kimura Copyright 2000
    416 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Why has the stalemate in Japanese-Russian relations persisted through the end of the Cold War and Moscow's weakening control over its far eastern territories? In this volume Kimura continues his comprehensive analysis of Russia and Japan's strained and unstable relations to the present day.

    Part 1 The Gorbachev Period: New Thinking; Chapter 1 The Policy Effects of Change in Soviet Leadership; Chapter 2 Gradual Acknowledgment of the Territorial Dispute; Part 2 The Gorbachev Period: The Blossom Fades; Chapter 3 Japan as a Model for Soviet Reform; Chapter 4 Gorbachev’s Visit to Tokyo; Chapter 5 Features of Gorbachev’s Policy Toward Japan; Part 3 The Yeltsin Period: The First Term; Chapter 6 Missed Opportunities? Euphoria in the Early Days of the Yeltsin Period; Chapter 7 Two Trip Cancellations: Background Factors; Chapter 8 The Tokyo Summit; Part 4 The Yeltsin Period: The Second Term; Chapter 9 From “Atlanticism” to “Eurasianism”; Chapter 10 Primakov’s Offensive; Chapter 11 A Change in Atmospherics: 1997–1998; Chapter 12 Features of Yeltsin’s Policy Toward Japan; Part 5 Necessary Conditions for Resolution of the Dispute; Chapter 13 Linkage of Politics and Economics; Chapter 14 Lessons from German and Chinese Successes; Chapter 15 Who Decides the Issue?; conclusion Conclusion;


    Hiroshi Kimura