Japan’s Quest for a Permanent Security Council Seat

A Matter of Pride or Justice?

  • Reinhard Drifte

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Reinhard Drifte
    Pages 1-9
  3. Reinhard Drifte
    Pages 187-197
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 198-269

About this book


Japan has consistently been pursuing the goal of a permanent UN Security Council seat for 30 years. The book investigates the motives for this ambition, and how it has been pursued domestically and internationally. It is therefore a study of the inner workings of the Japanese Foreign Ministry as well as of the country's underdeveloped multinational diplomacy.


diplomacy participation reform

Authors and affiliations

  • Reinhard Drifte
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Newcastle upon TyneUK

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