Japan’s Foreign and Security Policy Under the ‘Abe Doctrine’: New Dynamism or New Dead End?

  • Christopher W. Hughes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Christopher W. Hughes
    Pages 28-63
  3. Christopher W. Hughes
    Pages 64-78
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 97-114

About this book


Japan is shifting onto a new trajectory for a more muscular national security policy, US-Japan alliance ties functioning for regional and global security, and the encirclement of China's influence in East Asia. The author explores how PM Abe Shinz?'s doctrine may prove contradictory and counter-productive to Japanese national interests.


Japan security US-Japan Abe Shinz? Yoshida Doctrine China East Asia North Korea South Korea ASEAN East China Sea revisionism Yasukuni comfort women Tokyo Tribunals grand strategy constitution Policy realism revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Christopher W. Hughes
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WarwickUK

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