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Japan: From Passive Partner to Active Ally

Envall, HDP

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Japan is America’s key ally in the Asia-Pacific, with the US–Japan alliance the foundation of America’s role as a ‘Pacific’ power. Indeed, the United States ‘has no better friend in the world than Japan’. This important alliance emerged from Japan’s defeat in World War II and the subsequent American-led occupation, but especially from America’s shifting global strategy in the early Cold War. Increasingly tense relations with the Soviet Union, the communist victory in China and the Korean War...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorEnvall, HDP
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-15T23:55:27Z
dc.date.available2017-11-15T23:55:27Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-760461188
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/133747
dc.description.abstractJapan is America’s key ally in the Asia-Pacific, with the US–Japan alliance the foundation of America’s role as a ‘Pacific’ power. Indeed, the United States ‘has no better friend in the world than Japan’. This important alliance emerged from Japan’s defeat in World War II and the subsequent American-led occupation, but especially from America’s shifting global strategy in the early Cold War. Increasingly tense relations with the Soviet Union, the communist victory in China and the Korean War pushed the United States to secure Japan within the Western bloc. The resulting strategic bargain between the two countries was for the United States to provide security for Japan, with Japan offering bases for the US military in return. The arrangement established Japan for the United States as a dependent security partner; however, it also allowed Japan to focus on the important postwar task of economic redevelopment.
dc.format.extent16 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.relation.ispartofGlobal Allies: Comparing US Alliances in the 21st Century
dc.rights© 2017 ANU Press
dc.sourceGlobal Allies: Comparing US Alliances in the 21st Century
dc.source.urihttp://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/n2504/pdf/ch02.pdf
dc.subjectJapanese security policy
dc.subjectUS-Japan alliance
dc.titleJapan: From Passive Partner to Active Ally
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2017
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationEnvall, HDP, The Australian National University
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage15
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage30
local.identifier.doi10.22459/GA.06.2017.02
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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