Based on primary resources, including documents and extensive interviews with Japanese policy makers, this book provides a comprehensive and detailed empirical analysis of Japan’s involvement in Asia-Pacific security multilateralism after the end of the Cold War with special reference to the ARF. Giving an in-depth account of new developments in Japan’s post-Cold War security policy, Yuzawa also examines:
This book will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of Japanese security studies, as well as international relations, Asian politics and international organizations.
Introduction 1. Japan’s Growing Interest in Asia-Pacific Security Multilateralism: The Road to the Nakayama Proposal (1989-1991) 2. The Surge of Japan’s Enthusiasm for Regional Security Multilateralism and the Formation of the ARF (1992-1993) 3. Japan's Policy on the Evolution of Confidence Building Measures in the ARF 4. Japan's Challenges for Promoting Preventive Diplomacy in the ARF 5. Japan and Multilateral Security Dialogue in the ARF (1994-1997): Security Dialogue as a Means of Reassuring, Engaging or Constraining China? 6. Japan and Multilateral Security Dialogue in the ARF (1998-2005): Eroding Confidence in Multilateral Approaches to Regional Security Issues 7. Japan's Changing Conceptions of the ARF: From an Optimistic Liberal to a Pessimistic Realist Perspective on Asia-Pacific Security Multilateralism. Conclusion