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Japan, Internationalism and the UN : Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies - R. P. Dore

Japan, Internationalism and the UN

Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

Paperback Published: 2nd October 1997
ISBN: 9780415166478
Number Of Pages: 232

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What do the Japanese really want their diplomacy to achieve for them? Are they content to be subordinate partners in alliance with the US? What is behind all of their disputes about the nature of their 'international contribution'? What do they mean by a 'UN-centred foreign policy'? Why is the miserably traduced Article 9 of the "Peace Constitution" such a central symbol in contemporary politics? Ronal Dore gives his answers to these questions in what was originally a contribution to Japanese debate, first written in Japanese and now supplemented in this English edition by comments from a number of leading Japanese thinkers. Japan, Internationalism and the UN provides a unique insight into Japan's foreign policy and its related domestic politics. It is the product of nearly half a century of study and discussion with the Japanese themselves about their place in the world.

"This is a thoughtful argument by a noted British specialist on Japan.." -"foreign affairs

Series Editor's Prefacep. vii
Preface to the English Editionp. ix
Preface to the Japanese Originalp. xxxii
The Argumentp. 1
Philosophies of Historyp. 3
The Early Stirrings of Internationalismp. 16
The Birth of the United Nationsp. 29
The Use of Armed Forcep. 37
The Enactment of Japan's Peace Constitutionp. 52
From the World's United Nations to the United Nations as No Man's Landp. 60
The Revival of the Unp. 81
Japan's International Role and the Constitutionp. 95
A Un-Centred Foreign Policy and Bilateral Relationsp. 112
The Restructuring and Strengthening of the Unp. 126
Other Points of Viewp. 141
Wanting to Throw off a Nasty Burden, but Suppressing the Urgep. 143
Contributions, Yes, but Geared to the Complex Needs of a Complex Worldp. 148
To Die for High Principle?p. 156
Economic and Cultural Rather Than Military Contributionsp. 160
The Need to Wait for a Generation Changep. 162
Limits on the Spirit of Self-Sacrificep. 169
The Advantages of Diversityp. 171
The Fork in the Roadp. 176
Notesp. 178
Indexp. 185
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ISBN: 9780415166478
ISBN-10: 0415166470
Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 2nd October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.65  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1