Japan's Security Policy and the ASEAN Regional Forum
The Search for Multilateral Security in the Asia-Pacific
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Based on primary resources, including documents and extensive interviews with Japanese policy makers, this book provides a comprehensive and detailed empirical analysis of Japan’s involvement in Asia-Pacific security multilateralism after the end of the Cold War with special reference to the ARF. Giving an in-depth account of new developments in Japan’s post-Cold War security policy, Yuzawa also examines:
- Japan's initial motivations, expectations and objectives for promoting regional security multilateralism
- Japan's diplomacy for achieving these objectives and experiences in the ARF since its formation
- the effectiveness and limitations of the ARF with regards national and Asia-Pacific security
- the effects of Japan's experiences in the ARF on its initial conception of regional securty multilateralism and the implications of this for the direction of its overall security policy
- problems and difficulties that arose as a result of Japan's post-Cold War security policy of simultaneously pursuing two different security approaches - namely the strengthening of regional security institutions and the Japan-US alliance.
This book will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of Japanese security studies, as well as international relations, Asian politics and international organizations.
- Taylor and Francis, March 2007
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