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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415403375
ISBN-10: 0415403375
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Takeshi Yuzawa

Takeshi Yuzawa is Research Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs. His research interests include Asia-Pacific security, Japan's foreign and security policy, International Relations Theory.

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