Book chapter contributed by 1992 Abe Fellow Michael Blaker in G.L. Curtis’s edited volume, Japan’s Foreign Policy After the Cold War: Coping with Change. This chapter is based on Blaker’s project, “Back Door to Power: Japan’s Rise to Global Prominence and the US-Japan Alliance.”
A documentation of the impact of recent changes in the international system of Japan’s foreign policy. Chapters include: diplomatic style; the thrust for economic success; the search for security; and the impact of international relations with neighbouring countries.