The History of US Japan Relations

This is a key read for those interested in the history of this important relationship as well as for scholars of diplomatic history and international relations.

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Author: Makoto Iokibe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811031847

Category: History

Page: 352

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Examining the 160 year relationship between America and Japan, this cutting edge collection considers the evolution of the relationship of these two nations which straddle the Pacific, from the first encounters in the 19th century to major international shifts in a post 9/11 world. It examines the emergence of Japan in the wake of the 1905 Russo-Japanese War and the development of U.S. policies toward East Asia at the turn of the century. It goes on to study the impact of World War One in Asia, the Washington Treaty System, the issue of Immigration Issue and the deterioration of US-Japan relations in the 1930s as Japan invaded Manchuria. It also reflects on the Pacific War and the Occupation of Japan, and the country’s postwar Resurgence, democratization and economic recovery, as well as the maturing and the challenges facing the US Japan relationship as it progresses into the 21st century. This is a key read for those interested in the history of this important relationship as well as for scholars of diplomatic history and international relations.

The Clash

Presents a study of how the U.S. and Japan have competed and collided with each other and explains why the relationship remains important, highly fragile, and misunderstood on both sides of the Pacific

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Author: Walter LaFeber

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393318370

Category: History

Page: 508

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Presents a study of how the U.S. and Japan have competed and collided with each other and explains why the relationship remains important, highly fragile, and misunderstood on both sides of the Pacific

PACIFIC COSMOPOLITANS

Beginning with the first Japanese and Americans to make contact in the early 1800s, Michael Auslin traces a unique cultural relationship.

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Author: Michael R. Auslin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674060807

Category: History

Page: 315

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Beginning with the first Japanese and Americans to make contact in the early 1800s, Michael Auslin traces a unique cultural relationship. He focuses on organizations devoted to cultural exchange, such as the American Friends’ Association in Tokyo and the Japan Society of New York, as well as key individuals who promoted mutual understanding.

Altered States

Here is an eye-opening history of U.S.-Japan relations from the end of World War II to the present, revealing its rich depths and startling complexities.

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Author: Michael Schaller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198023375

Category: History

Page: 336

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The relationship between the United States and Japan is torn by contrary impulses. We face each other across the Pacific as friends and allies, as the two most powerful economies in the world--and as suspicious rivals. Americans admire the industry of the Japanese, but we resent the huge trade deficit that has developed between us, due to what we consider to be unfair trade practices and "unlevel playing fields." Now, in Altered States, historian Michael Schaller strips away the stereotypes and misinformation clouding American perceptions of Japan, providing the historical background that helps us make sense of this important relationship. Here is an eye-opening history of U.S.-Japan relations from the end of World War II to the present, revealing its rich depths and startling complexities. Perhaps Schaller's most startling revelation is that modern Japan is what we made it--that most of what we criticize in Japan's behavior today stems directly from U.S. policy in the 1950s. Indeed, as the book shows, for seven years after the end of the war, our occupational forces exerted enormous influence over the shape and direction of Japan's economic future. Stunned by the Communist victory in China and the outbreak of war in Korea, and fearful that Japan might form ties with Mao's China, the U.S. encouraged the rapid development of the Japanese economy, protecting the huge industrial conglomerates and creating new bureaucracies to direct growth. Thus Japan's government-guided, export-driven economy was nurtured by our own policy. Moreover, the United States fretted about Japan's economic weakness--that they would become dependent on us--and sought to expand Tokyo's access to markets in the very areas it had just tried to conquer, the old Co Prosperity Sphere. Schaller documents how, as the Cold War deepened throughout the 1950s, Washington showered money on what it saw as the keystone of the eastern shore of Asia, working assiduously to expand the Japanese economy and, in fact, worrying intensely over the American trade surplus. Fear of Japanese instability ran so deep that Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson approved secret financial help to Japanese conservative politicians, some of whom had been accused of war crimes against Americans. Then came the 1960s, and the surplus faded into a deficit. The book reveals how Washington's involvement in Vietnam provided the Japanese government with political cover for quietly pursuing a more independent course. Even in the 1970s, however, with America's one time ward turned into an economic powerhouse, the Nixon administration failed to pay much attention to Tokyo. Schaller shows that Kissinger openly preferred the more charismatic company of Zhou Enlai to that of Japanese technocrats, while economics bored him. The United States almost missed the fact that Japan had developed into a country that could say no, and very loudly. Michael Schaller has won widespread acclaim for his earlier books on U. S. relations with Asia. His fearless judgments, his fluid pen, his depth of knowledge and research have all lifted him to the front rank of historians writing today. In Altered States, he illuminates the most important, and troubled, relationship in the world in a work certain to cement his reputation.

Historical Dictionary of United States Japan Relations

The Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations traces this one hundred and fifty year relationship through a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on key persons, places ...

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Author: John Van Sant

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810864627

Category: History

Page: 344

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The Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations traces this one hundred and fifty year relationship through a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on key persons, places, events, institutions, and organizations. Covering everything from Walt Whitman's poem, A Broadway Pageant, commemorating the visit of the Shogun's Embassy to the U.S. in 1860, to zaibatsu, this ready reference is an excellent starting point for the study of Japan's dealings with the U.S.

Beyond Bilateralism

This book provides one of the most detailed explanations of U.S.-Japan relations and clearly presents a new way of understanding U.S.-Japan trade and security relations.

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Author: Ellis S. Krauss

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804749107

Category: History

Page: 421

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Beyond Bilateralism analyzes how, and to what extent, crucial global and regional security, finance, and trade transformations have altered the U.S.-Japan relationship and how that bilateral relationship has in turn influenced those global and regional trends.

U S Japan Relations

This unit explores key historical episodes in U.S.-Japan relations, including the first Japanese embassy to the U.S. in 1860, the "picture bride" immigration from Japan to the U.S., World War II, the U.S. Occupation of Japan, and the 50th ...

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Author: Gary Mukai

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:37884193

Category: Japan

Page: 197

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Japan Viewed from Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Situating itself within contemporary Japan, this edited collection raises questions about globalization, Japan's relationships with other Asian countries, and the continued importance of U.S.–Japan relations.

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Author: Yoneyuki Sugita

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498500234

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Situating itself within contemporary Japan, this edited collection raises questions about globalization, Japan's relationships with other Asian countries, and the continued importance of U.S.–Japan relations. The contributors analyze the historical development of the region and its current situation from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives to answer these questions.

Friends Or Rivals

Armacost examines the promise and frustrations of interdependece at a time when the world is changing, and chronicles American efforts to reduce a massive trade imbalance, arrange a more equitable sharing of mutual defense costs, and design ...

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Author: Michael H. Armacost

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023110488X

Category: History

Page: 271

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A former U.S. ambassador to Japan offers his insider's view of relations between the two most powerful economic forces in the world. Armacost examines the promise and frustrations of interdependece at a time when the world is changing, and chronicles American efforts to reduce a massive trade imbalance, arrange a more equitable sharing of mutual defense costs, and design a global diplomatic partnership with Tokyo.

U S Japan Relations

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Author: Richard B. Finn

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412840856

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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U S Japan Relations

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Author: Richard B. Finn

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412840589

Category: History

Page: 185

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The Turning Point in US Japan Relations

This book analyses two international incidents in the 1920s shocked Japan and changed the way in which the country looked at the West.

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Author: Misuzu Hanihara Chow

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349581542

Category: History

Page: 252

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This book analyses two international incidents in the 1920s shocked Japan and changed the way in which the country looked at the West. In the Paris Peace Conference, Japanese proposed Racial Equality Bill was defeated. In 1924, the US passed the immigration law that singularly excluded Japanese from immigration. Little known today, the two incidents made significant impact on Japanese mind-set. Detailed study of the two incidents reveals how they contributed towards the drastic transformation of Japan, from the liberal thinking Taisho Democracy in the 1920s to the violent rise of ultra- nationalism in the 1930s. Departing from a purely academic style writing, the story develops around the life of Hanihara Masanao, Japanese diplomat, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and ultimately the Ambassador to Washington during the fateful years of 1923-24. A unique pair of a Japanese Studies scholar in Australia and a leading investigative journalist in Japan undertook the work. Rigorous archival search extended over Japan, the United States, Australia and Europe resulted in a significant amount of new materials never published in English before.

The Us Japan Relation in Culture and Diplomacy

The book examines how the United States and Japan—despite their sharp differences in cultural, historical, and geographical backgrounds—established a bilateral and clear linkage with each other by exploring their encounters with one ...

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Author: Kazuo Yagami

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504395793

Category: History

Page: 286

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The book examines how the United States and Japan—despite their sharp differences in cultural, historical, and geographical backgrounds—established a bilateral and clear linkage with each other by exploring their encounters with one another over more than one-and-a-half centuries with close focus on culture and diplomacy. The author desires that this examination contributes to an establishment of a better understanding of the relationship between the two nations, which aims to clarify stereotyped ideas and misunderstandings that from time to time can lead two nations to a confrontation against each other. Moreover, this study sheds new light on determining twenty-first century relations between the United States and Japan and putting an end to the nearly three-decades-long uncertainty in their relationship.

Keystone

"In reaching his conclusions about U.S. foreign policy. Sarantakes uses recently declassified documents to craft a careful consideration of America's larger strategic purposes.

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Author: Nicholas Evan Sarantakes

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 0890969698

Category: History

Page: 264

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"In reaching his conclusions about U.S. foreign policy. Sarantakes uses recently declassified documents to craft a careful consideration of America's larger strategic purposes. His examination of the American administration of Okinawa and the problems it posed for relations between the two nations focuses on their interaction "on the ground" in the Ryuku Islands. Several factors caused the Americans to falter, while Okinawan and Japanese resistance helped speed along the return of the islands."--BOOK JACKET.

The Whaling Issue In U s japan Relations

Papers presented at a conference of U.S. and Japanese scholars held in Tokyo in 1977.

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Author: George Oakley Totten

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822011239845

Category: History

Page: 275

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Papers presented at a conference of U.S. and Japanese scholars held in Tokyo in 1977. Covers the history of the whaling controversy, whaling as a resource, the status of whaling in international law and the policy alternatives confronting Japan, the U.S., and relevant international organizations.

Destinies Shared

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Author: Editors *

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UCAL:B4446061

Category: History

Page: 198

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Soft Power and Its Perils

An examination of the cultural aspects of U.S.-Japan relations during the postwar Occupation and the early Cold War

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Author: Takeshi Matsuda

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804700400

Category: History

Page: 372

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An examination of the cultural aspects of U.S.-Japan relations during the postwar Occupation and the early Cold War