Despite Japan's status as a global economic power and its position as the world's second-largest market economy, institutional, historical, and cultural factors have combined to limit Japan's political and military roles. In this volume, a reprint of a 1983 issue of the Journal of International Affairs (JIA), a group of prominent Japanese and American scholars address Japan's potential for an expanded world role and the responsibilities and policy choices entailed in becoming a truly global power. Some of the specific issues covered include East Asian regional security, international trade, and Japan's relations with the United States, China, and the European Community.
Table of Contents
Other Titles of Interest -- Editor's Foreword -- Preface -- East Asia and Global Security: -- Japan and the Pacific Basin* -- Toward A Bilateral Partnership: -- The Changing Role of Japan in the United Nations -- The U.S.-Japan Connection in the Changing World Marketplace: -- Evolving Sino-Japanese Relations* -- Industrial Structure and Japanese Trade Friction: -- The Soviet Proposal on Confedence-Building Measures and the Japanese Response* -- The Politics of Trade Liberalization in Japan -- Japan and the U.S Congress: -- Business and Japan's New World Role: -- The European Community and Japan: -- Sharing the Burden on the Far Side of the Alliance: -- The Andrew Wellington Cordier Essay -- Carrots, Sticks, and Rice: