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Coping with China and North Korea
Author: Toshiya Takahashi
Volume 6, Number 3 (Spring 2010), pp. 21-40.
The Post-Cold War period has witnessed Japanís gradual move from a pacifist security posture. Behind this, the emergence of Japanese neo-conservatism (JNC) is important. The JNC attempts to resurrect Japanese traditions in contemporary Japan. During the Koizumi/Abe premiership (2001-7), the JNC experienced its heyday. The JNC upheld a pro-US security policy, distinguished from Japanese Ďoldí conservatism, and justified a hard-line policy towards China and North Korea. Even when the Democratic Party of Japan came to power (2009-), the JNC would not disappear because of its assertion of Japanese national pride as the Japanese people lose confidence in Japanís economic might.
About the Author
Toshiya Takahashi is a lecturer in Niigata University, Japan. He graduated from Waseda University (BA in Law) and International University of Japan (MA in International Relations), and studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science (MPhil/PhD course in International Relations). NSA13921@nifty.com.