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Postwar Japan

Growth, Security, and Uncertainty since 1945

Edited by Michael J. Green and Zack Cooper

Japanese security, economic, institutional, and developmental policies have undergone a remarkable evolution in the 70 years since the end of World War II. In this volume, distinguished Japanese scholars reflect on the evolution of these policies and draw lessons for the coming decades. The pillars of Japan’s reentry into the international community since 1945 remain no less important seven decades later as Japan’s economy and society enter the next phase of maturity. The authors demonstrate the continuing viability of Japan’s postwar strategic choices, as well as the inevitability of adaptation to challenging new circumstances. This book will be of interest to historians of U.S.-Japan relations and policy makers seeking to place today’s policy issues in a historical context.

Contributions by Akiko Imai, Akiko Fukushima, Jun Saito, Kazuya Sakamoto, Yoshihide Soeya, and Yoko Takeda
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Center for Strategic & International Studies
Pages: 240Size: 5 3/4 x 8 3/4
978-1-4422-7973-5 • Hardback • February 2017 • $70.00 • (£47.95)
978-1-4422-7974-2 • Paperback • February 2017 • $34.00 • (£23.95)
978-1-4422-7975-9 • eBook • February 2017 • $33.99 • (£23.95)
Series: CSIS Reports
Michael J. Green is senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at Center for Strategic and International Studies and chair in modern and contemporary Japanese politics and foreign policy at Georgetown University.

Zack Cooper is a fellow with the Asia team at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Dr. Cooper previously served in the Pentagon and White House, and received his PhD in security studies from Princeton University.
Introduction, Michael J. Green

Part I. Japan’s Postwar Security Policies

1. What Is the Strengthened Japan-U.S. Alliance For? Defending and Advancing the Liberal World Order,
Kazuya Sakamoto

2. The Case for an Alternative Strategy for Japan: Beyond the Article 9–Alliance Regime,
Yoshihide Soeya

Part II. Japan’s Postwar Economic Policies

3. Japan’s Economy and Policy in a Global Context: Postwar Experience and Prospectsfor the Twenty-First Century,
Jun Saito

4. Will the Sun Also Rise? Five Growth Strategies for Japan,
Yoko Takeda

Part III. Japan’s Postwar Institutional and Development Policies

5. Multilateralism Recalibrated: Japan’s Engagement in Institution Building in the Past 70 Years and Beyond,
Akiko Fukushima

6. Development Assistance for Inclusive Growth: A Field for Japan-U.S. Cooperation?,
Akiko Imai

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