Accession Number : ADA300429

Title :   Japan: Domestic Change and Foreign Policy.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Mochizuki, Mike M.

PDF Url : ADA300429

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : This report analyzes the implications of political, economic, and attitudinal developments within Japan for the evolution of Japanese foreign policy over the next 10 to 15 years, especially policy toward the Asia-Pacific region. The purpose of such analysis is to discern whether and in what manner the changes that have taken place within Japan since the early 1990s could prove adverse to U.S. interests in Asia. This analysis treats Japanese domestic political, economic, and public opinion trends as largely independent variables. Also, important external influences upon Japanese policy-for example, the actions of critical actors such as the United States-are discussed primarily within the context of such domestic factors.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *DOMESTIC, JAPAN, PATTERNS, ASIA, PUBLIC OPINION.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE