VOSSE, Wilhelm M.


   Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University
Language English
Publication Date 2018/07
Type Scholarly Book
Title Japan’s New Security Partnerships: Beyond the Security Alliance
Contribution Type Joint Editor
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Manchester University Press
Total page number 268
Details After decades of solely relying on the United States for its national security needs, over the last decade, Japan has begun to actively develop and deepen its security ties with a growing number of countries and actors in the Asia-Pacific region and Europe, a development that has further intensified under the Shinzo Abe administration. This is the first book that provides a comprehensive analysis of the motives and objectives from both the Japanese and the partner-countries' perspectives, and asks what this might mean for the security architecture in the Asia-Pacific region, and what lessons can be learned for security cooperation more broadly.
This book is for those interested in Japan's security policy beyond the US-Japan security alliance, and non-US centred bilateral and multilateral security cooperation. It is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate level courses on regional security cooperation and strategic partnerships, and Japanese foreign and security policy.