9780230110847

The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance Regional Multilateralism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230110847

  • ISBN10:

    0230110843

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/15/2011
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Despite the Bush administration's rhetorical emphasis on the U.S.-Japan alliance as the "cornerstone of U.S. security policy in Asia," the alliance evolved into one cog of U.S. global security partnerships as Japan sent its troops to remote locations like the Indian Ocean and Iraq. In Asia, Japan's desire to cement the U.S. commitment to its security has suffered from both perceived lack of American credibility and the United States' lack of sensitivities to Japan's relations with its regional neighbors. In this book, a team of American and Japanese experts examine to what extent diverging priorities in the U.S.-Japan alliance are real and whether they are not remedied with political and diplomatic leadership and other processes. American and Japanese authors are paired to analyze the same topic, where doing so is possible, for comparing their perspectives.

Author Biography

Takashi Inoguchi is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Tokyo and the President of the University of Niigata Prefecture. He has published widely on Japan and International Affairs including Japanese Politics: An Introduction (2005). He is founding editor of two journals, the Japanese journal of Political Science and International Relations of the Asia-Pacific. G. John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University in the Department of Politics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is the author of After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars (2001), which won the 2002 Schroeder-Jervis Award, and the coauthor of The Crisis of American Foreign Policy: Wilsonianism in the Twenty-First Century (2009). Yoichiro Sato is a Professor and Director of International Strategic Studies at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan. He taught diplomats and military officers at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies of the U.S. Department of Defense from 2001 to 2009. His major works include Japan in a Dynamic Asia (2006), Norms, Interests, and Power in Japanese Foreign Policy (2008), and The Rise of China and International Security (2008).

Table of Contents

Alliance Constrained: Japan, the United States and Global security--Takashi Inoguchi and John Ikenberry * Bilateral Merits of Alliance: A Japanese Perspective--Tomohito Shinoda * Bilateral Merits of Alliance: An American Perspective--Sheila Smith * Global Merits of Alliance: A Japanese Perspective--Akiko Fukushima * Global Merits of Alliance: An American Perspective--Michael Mastanduno * Korea and the Japan-United States Alliance: A Japanese Perspective--Yasuyo Sakata * Korea and the United States-Japan Alliance: An American Perspective--Scott Snyder * China and the Japan-United States Alliance: A Japanese Perspective--Chikako Ueki * China and the United States – Japan Alliance: An American Perspective--Avery Goldstein * Russia and the Japan-United States Alliance: A Japanese Perspective--Akio Kawato * Russia and the United States-Japan Alliance: An American Perspective--Joseph Ferguson * The ASEAN and Australia and the Japan-United States Alliance: A Japanese Perspective--Takashi Terada * The ASEAN and Australia and the United States-Japan Alliance: An American Perspective--Sheldon Simon * Conclusion--G. John Ikenberry, Takashi Inoguchi and Yoichiro Sato

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