Accession Number : AD0699331

Title :   JAPAN IN THE POSTWAR EAST ASIAN INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Hellmann,Donald C.

Report Date : FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : United States-Japan security relations are in the midst of fundamental change as Japan becomes more fully engaged in the fluid international politics of East Asia. Divisions within and between Japanese political parties and the style of political leadership make unlikely a sharp break in Japan-American relations-along the lines, for example, of De Gaulle's revision of US-French ties. The end of a bipolar global international order, the rise of an Asian-oriented nationalism in Japan, substantial and rapidly increasing Japanese economic and political ties with non-Communist Asian nations, and, above all, the nuclear security threat posed by Communist China have projected Japan deeply into the international politics of Asia. Japanese and American security aims in East Asia are compatible but not identical, and future Japan-US security ties must take account of Japan's greatly expanded capacities and aspirations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JAPAN, *FOREIGN POLICY), FAR EAST, SOUTHEAST ASIA, NATIONAL DEFENSE, ARMED FORCES(FOREIGN), WEAPONS, PUBLIC OPINION, LEADERSHIP, DECISION MAKING, POLITICAL SCIENCE, COMMERCE, MONEY, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, TREATIES, ECONOMICS, MILITARY STRATEGY, CHINA, UNITED STATES

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE