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Politics in East Asia: Explaining Change and Continuity

Timothy C. Lim

This systematic, innovative introduction to the dynamic politics and political economies of China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan teaches students how to think analytically, critically, and independently about the most significant developments in the region. The text offers in-depth coverage of the unique experiences of each country, all within the framework of an explicit    More >

Politics in East Asia: Explaining Change and Continuity

Masculinity and Japan’s Foreign Relations

Yumiko Mikanagi

Transformations in both Japan's domestic culture and its foreign relations in the last two decades have led to, among other outcomes, a shift to a more militarized defense policy. Yumiko Mikanagi explores an intriguing aspect of this shift: changes in what is considered masculine in contemporary Japanese society. Tracing the alternations between dominant "warrior" and    More >

Masculinity and Japan’s Foreign Relations

Democratic Reform in Japan: Assessing the Impact

Sherry L. Martin and Gill Steel, editors

Widespread dissatisfaction in Japan in the 1990s set the stage for numerous political reforms aimed at enhancing representation and accountability. But have these reforms in fact improved the quality of Japanese democracy? Through the lens of this question, the authors explore contemporary Japanese politics at the national, local, and grassroots levels. Their systematic analysis of when and how    More >

Democratic Reform in Japan: Assessing the Impact

Japan in International Politics: The Foreign Policies of an Adaptive State

Thomas U. Berger, Mike M. Mochizuki, and Jitsuo Tsuchiyama, editors

How have shifts in both the international environment and domestic politics affected the trajectory of Japanese foreign policy? Does it still make sense to depict Japan as passive and reactive, or have the country's leaders become strategic and proactive? Japan in International Politics presents a nuanced picture of Japanese foreign policy, emphasizing the ways in which slow, adaptive changes,    More >

Japan in International Politics: The Foreign Policies of an Adaptive State

Money Politics in Japan: New Rules, Old Practices

Matthew Carlson

Have the far-reaching political reforms enacted in Japan more than a decade ago succeeded in reducing corruption and the high costs of elections? Or have the results been "business as usual"? Matthew Carlson analyzes the ebb and flow of money in Japanese politics, drawing on extensive fieldwork and detailed campaign-finance data to investigate campaign practices, party strategies, and    More >

Money Politics in Japan: New Rules, Old Practices

Japan's Security Agenda: Military, Economic, and Environmental Dimensions

Christopher W. Hughes

Long constrained as a security actor by constitutional as well as external factors, Japan now increasingly is called to play a greater role in stabilizing both the Asia-Pacific region and the entire international system. Japan's Security Agenda explores the country's diplomatic, political, military, and economic concerns and policies within this new context.   Hughes looks closely    More >

Japan's Security Agenda: Military, Economic, and Environmental Dimensions

Japan: The Burden of Success

Jean-Marie Bouissou

On publication in France, Jean-Marie Bouissou's depiction of modern Japan was acclaimed as "the best of its kind." This English-language translation has been updated to cover events through 2001 and augmented with an overview of Japan's pre-1945 historical legacy. In the tradition of French scholarship—which rejects a narrowly focused approach—the book encompasses    More >

Japan: The Burden of Success

Japan's Navy: Politics and Paradox

Peter J. Woolley

Japan’s navy, after that of the United States, is now the most potent in the Pacific Ocean. This book examines the development and potential of the Japanese navy in the context of the U.S.–Japan alliance. Woolley presents Japan’s coming of age as a military—primarily naval—power in a series of case studies on sea-lane defense, minesweeping, and participation in UN    More >