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Satoru Nagao

Introduction W hen we think about Japan–India security relations as they stand today, it must not be forgotten that Japan is located far from India. It takes about 10 hours to fly from Tokyo to New Delhi. The database of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs points out that about 9,000 Japanese lived in India in 2016, while about 422,000 Japanese lived in the US; about 128,000 Japanese lived in China and about 19,000 Japanese lived in Indonesia ( Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, 2016 ). These factors that

in Japan's new security partnerships
Swee Lean Collin Koh

actions undertaken by the major players to date – first and foremost, China and the US. But less emphasis has been given to what other, ‘lesser’ extra-regional powers have been doing in the grander scheme of things in the SCS thus far. But to call these ‘lesser’ players second fiddle to the Great Powers may miss the point. While carrying out their roles in the latter’s shadow, these players are no less significant. One of them is Japan. Though geographically distant from the SCS, Japan is a major player. One just needs to recall the keen

in Japan's new security partnerships
Yusuke Ishihara

/disaster relief (HA/DR). By contrast, the key trend that has been emerging over the past few years, particularly since the inauguration of the second Shinz ō Abe government in December 2012, is that Japan and Australia are going beyond the first evolution and developing bilateral cooperation in more traditional security fields. This is what this chapter calls the second evolution of Japan–Australia security ties. Even though, to the disappointment of experts and officials in many quarters of both countries, Japan was not chosen as the primary partner

in Japan's new security partnerships
Axel Berkofsky

Introduction T he EU and Japan have – at least on paper – big plans as regards cooperation in international politics and security. The instrument and agreement through which such increased and institutionalised cooperation is envisioned to take place is the so-called Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). The SPA will cover EU–Japan cooperation in regional and global politics and security and is envisioned to give the current EU–Japan ad hoc cooperation in the realms of politics and security an institutional

in Japan's new security partnerships
Stephen R. Nagy

Introduction J apan’s approach to international relations has been highly influenced by the evolution of the global world order from a bipolar to a unipolar to a multipolar system, an acknowledgement of limited ability of traditional power projection (in particular in Japan’s case) and the realisation of the importance of ‘complex interdependence’ between nation states via the implementation of institutions and an increased number of trading agreements ( Keohane and Nye, 1998 ). In this context, since the end

in Japan's new security partnerships
Jeremy C.A. Smith

169 8 Japan in engagement and the discourses of civilisation If civilisational analysis is lacking with respect to Latin America, it has been far from inattentive when it comes to Japan. In previous chapters, Japan serves as an illustration of theoretical engagements with civilisational analysis, as well as illustrating different points of my own argument. The frequent choice of Japan is no coincidence: it has been a focal point of investigation for comparativists in the humanities, the social sciences and political economy with an interest in civilisations

in Debating civilisations
Renato Cruz De Castro

Introduction I n early June 2015, President Benigno Aquino III made his first state visit to Japan. The event was doubly significant. First, it was a state visit. Second, it was indicative of the increasing tempo of security cooperation between these two US allies in Asia in confronting a common security threat – China’s maritime expansion in the East China and South China Seas. President Aquino and Prime Minister Shinz ō Abe discussed how they could strengthen their countries’ strategic partnership in the

in Japan's new security partnerships
Madhuchanda Ghosh

I n the emerging geopolitical scenario in Asia, India and Japan are moving closer. For decades, the two states could not develop the bilateral relationship, which remained low profile because of their different approaches towards international politics during the Cold War era. The post-Cold War structural changes in the Asia-Pacific region have provided India and Japan with much more strategic manoeuvrability as compared with the Cold War period. The Asia-Pacific region, as Kurt Campbell argues, is on the cusp of major changes in its

in Japan's new security partnerships
The cases of Kaihara and Japan Blue, 1970–2015
Rika Fujioka
Ben Wubs

relocated from the United States to China, Brazil, North Africa, Turkey, and Japan. In this highly competitive market for denim and jeans, Japanese manufacturers have survived against the odds. Anti-establishment street fashion also spread throughout Japan in the 1960s. As the demand for traditional cotton kimonos fell, many manufacturers switched to the production of denim and jeans. In the early 1970s, local manufacturers like Kaihara moved from producing traditional fabrics to making denim. Kaihara was established in 1893 by Sukejiro Kaihara as a weaver of indigo

in European fashion
Beyond the security alliance

This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of Japan’s new security partnerships with Australia, India, countries and multilateral security structure in East Asia, as well as with the EU and some of its member states.

Most books on Japanese bilateral relations focus exclusively on the Japanese perspective, the debate in Japan, positions of Japanese government leaders and parties, or the public discourse. This edited volume is organized in pairs of chapters, one each analysing the motivations and objectives of Japan, and a second analysing those of each of the most important new security partners.

After solely relying on the United States for its national security needs during the Cold War, since the end of the Cold War, Japan has begun to deepen its bilateral security ties. Since the mid-2000s under LDP and DPJ administrations, bilateral security partnerships accelerated and today go beyond non-traditional security issue are as and extend far into traditional security and military affairs, including the exchange and joint acquisition of military hardware, military exercises, and capacity building. It is argued, that these developments will have implications for the security architecture in the Asia-Pacific.

This book is a primer for those interested in Japan’s security policy beyond the US-Japan security alliance, non-American centred bilateral and multilateral security cooperation through the eyes of Japanese as well as partner country perspectives. It is also an ideal as a course reading for graduate courses on regional security cooperation and strategic partnerships, and Japanese foreign and security policy.