Accession Number : ADA322396

Title :   Confluence of Change: Domestic and International Realignment in Japan.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

PDF Url : ADA322396

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : With one party no longer dominating its political system, Japan likely will enter a period of political fluidity and weak governments that will last well into the 21st century. This flux-the consequence of sweeping political, economic, and social changes at home and abroad that have taken place over the past decade and that will continue beyond the turn of the century-will redefine and redirect Japan's policy priorities. The deep and uninterrupted security relationship that Japan has enjoyed with the United States since 1945 will remain the bedrock feature of Japan's international policy. But a new Japan is emerging by fits and starts, one that is more closely linked to the economies of its East Asian neighbors and less dependent on trade and security ties with the United States.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *ECONOMICS, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *CONFLUENCE, POLITICAL SCIENCE, LEADERSHIP, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), JAPAN, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), CULTURE, SOCIOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE