This book aims to provide a glimpse into the vital debate among Japanese and Western scholars, policymakers, and private sector leaders concerning Japan's future course—a process with implications extending far beyond Japan to the entire world political system.
1. East Asia and Global Security: Implications for Japan 2. Japan and the Pacific Basin 3. Toward a Bilateral Partnership: Improving Economic Relations 4. The Changing Role of Japan in the United Nations 5. The U.S.-Japan Connection in the Changing World Marketplace: A Trader's Perspective 6. Evolving Sino-Japanese Relations 7. Industrial Structure and Japanese Trade Friction: U.S. Policy Responses 8. The Soviet Proposal on Confidence-Building Measures and the Japanese Response 9. The Politics of Trade Liberalization in Japan 10. Japan and the U.S. Congress: Problems and Prospects 11. Business and Japan's New World Role: As Seen Through Personal Experience 12. The European Community and Japan: Beyond the Economic Dimension 13. Sharing the Burden on the Far Side of the Alliance: Japanese Security in the 1980s 14. The Andrew Wellington Cordier Essay: Carrots, Sticks, and Rice: Japan's Search for Food Security