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February 16, 2013

ART: Continuity and Change: Evolution, Not Revolution, in Japan's Foreign and Security Policy Under the DPJ

Authors: Brendan M. Howe and Joel R. Campbell
Title: Continuity and Change
Subtitle: Evolution, Not Revolution, in Japan's Foreign and Security Policy Under the DPJ
Journal: Asian Perspective
Volume: 37
Issue: 1
Year: January-March 2013
Pages: 99-123
ISSN: 0258-9184
Language: English
Full Text: Lynne Rienner Publishers [Restricted Access]

Abstract: »In this article, we address four common, often contradictory misconceptions concerning Japanese foreign and security policy. First, Japan's strategic “normalization” is dangerous. Second, Japan is incapable of having a “normal” policy. Third, Japan is about to become “normal.” Fourth, foreign and security policy under the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) will differ radically from what it was for fifty years under the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). We contend that Japan is not a threat; that it has a security policy, but not one that fits well with Western models; and that Japan's security policy is changing, gradually not radically, and is not becoming just like the West's.« [Source: Asian Perspective]