1st Edition

Japan's Role in International Politics since World War II

Edited By Edward R. Beauchamp Copyright 1999

    The best scholarship on the development of contemporary Japan This collection presents well over 100 scholarly articles on modern Japanese society, written by leading scholars in the field. These selections have been drawn from the most distinguished scholarly journals as well as from journals that are less well known among specialists; and the articles represent the best and most important scholarship on their particular topic. An understanding of the present through the lens of the past The field of modern Japan studies has grown steadily as Westerners have recognized the importance of Japan as a lading world economic force and an emerging regional power. The post-1945 economic success of the Japanese has, however, been achieved in the context of that nation's history, social structure, educational enterprise and political environment. It is impossible to understand the postwar economic miracle without an appreciation of these elements. Japan's economic emergence has brought about and in some cases, exacerbated already existing tensions, and these tensions have, in turn, had a significant impact on Japanese economic life. The series is designed to give readers a basic understanding of modern Japan-its institutions and its people-as we stand on the threshold of a new century, often referred to as the Pacific Century.

    Reinventing Security: Japan Since Meiji, Japan in the Coming Century: Looking East or West?, Japan's Abiding Sakoku Mentality, The Korean Comfort Women: Movement for Redress, Free-Floating Anxieties on the Pacific: Japan and the West Revisited, Japan's United Nations Peacekeeping and Other Operations, Japan's 1991 Minesweeping Decision: An Organizational Response, Pax Nipponica?, Collaboration or Conflict? Foreign Aid and U.S. Japan Relations, Perennial Anxiety: Japan-U.S. Controversy over Recognition of the PRC, 1952-1958, The U.S.-Japanese Alliance at Risk, Japanese-American Relations After the Cold War, Whither Japan-U.S. Relations? Partners for the Coming Century, The Japan-U.S. Security Arrangements in a New Era, Economic Relations: What Lies Ahead?, Foresight Needed in Japan-U.S. Ties, Japan and the Spratlys Dispute: Aspirations and Limitations, Japan and Global Environmental Leadership, The Participation of Japanese Military Forces in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, Yeltsin's Visit and the Outlook for Japanese-Russian Relations, Diplomacy and Security in the Twenty-First Century, Acknowledgments


    Edward R. Beauchamp