China in Japan's National Security : Domestic Credibility
(Routledge Security in Asia Pacific)
240 p. 23 cm
洋書に見る「日本」No. 33 (2020春号)
This book explores Japan's emerging national security policy in relation to China. It highlights the lack of strong links between China and Japan and the existence in Japan of significant misconceptions about China.
This book explores Japan's emerging national security policy in relation to China. It considers the rise of nationalism in contemporary Japan, the recent actions of the Abe government to change Japan's security policy course and the importance of domestic views, both elite and popular, about safety and credibility in shaping security policy. It highlights the lack of strong links between China and Japan and the existence in Japan of significant misconceptions about China. It discusses the politics of Japan's alliances, examines the growth of national pride in Japan and of a more confrontational attitude toward China, and concludes by putting forward some scenarios for likely future developments and some policy proposals for a stable Japan-China relationship.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Domestic Credibility in National Security Chapter 2 Japan's Postwar Pacifist National Security and Domestic Credibility Chapter 3 China Particularism and Japan's Postwar China Policy Chapter 4 Japan's Changing Defence Policy and China Chapter 5 Japan's Non-concessional Attitudes and China Chapter 6 Japan's Alliance Politics and China Chapter 7 National Pride and Domestic Credibility in Japan's Hard-line Posture towards China in 2010-16 Conclusion Bibliography