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By Ellis Krauss, T. J. Pempel

This is often the 1st accomplished research of the ways that alterations within the geopolitical context have altered the character of the long-stable U.S.-Japan courting: a lot of what had as soon as been a bilateral and comparatively particular dating has been reworked long ago 20 years. The authors current 11 case stories of significant domains—ranging from elevated flows of personal capital to foreign defense issues to the transforming into significance of multilateral organizations—in which the connection has been altered to a better or lesser degree.Individual chapters current new methods of realizing foreign monetary flows, U.S.-Japan alternate relatives, and U.S.-Japan production competition. Others current very cogent man made analyses of the altering context of U.S.-Japan family. jointly they supply an account of the bilateral, neighborhood, and international institutions—political, army, and financial—that dominate the geopolitics of U.S.-Asia relatives. even supposing written to a regularly excessive highbrow point, the chapters during this well timed quantity are meant for a nonspecialist viewers and should be necessary to practitioners in company and govt, in addition to to scholars and lecturers.

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S. S. 23 One of the most blatant examples of the economic inequality between the two countries came in their two governments’ official reactions to trade problems. S. trade policy initiatives toward Japan, including dumping cases, numbered in the hundreds during the postwar period. Japan in turn, despite numerous protectionist provocations from the United States, never challenged such practices officially. Nor did Japan impose any antidumping penalties on American-made goods, even though such provisions are part of Japanese law.

Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution was consistently interpreted to restrict military expenditures for most of the postwar years at below 1 percent of GNP. It also constricted actions by Japan’s Self-Defense Forces, which, as Hughes and Fukushima point out in their contribution to this volume, concentrated on Article 5 of the Security Treaty, stressing the treaty’s role in ensuring the defense of the Japanese homeland. Japan also signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and endorsed the so-called Three Non-Nuclear Principles, marking the country as a clear contrast to the hypernuclearized United States.

China also signed a Friendship Treaty with Russia in 2001 and engaged in summit exchanges with North Korea 16 pempel during the same year. Such moves, combined with the increased economic prowess of China, have challenged the automatic presumption of Japan’s leadership in Asia. S. post-September 11 antiterrorism campaign, as well as by China’s willingness to utilize the antiterrorism label to justify actions against domestic dissidents. Such moves improved Chinese political and security ties with the United States at the potential expense of Japan.

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