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International Relations and the Origins of the Pacific War

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Introduction

International Relations and the Origins of the Pacific War examines the history of the relationship between Japan and the United States, and uses the framework of international relations theories to search for the origins of the Pacific War that erupted with Japan's attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941. Ko Unoki aims to systemize our understanding of the pivotal events that had occurred in Japan-US relations and facilitate our comprehension of their significance relating to the outbreak of the war. By using key theories in international relations and presenting the parallels that exist between current trends in the international relations of East Asia and Japan-US relations up to 1941, this work aims to provide policymakers who may use theories in analyzing world events with a source of reference and ideas.

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Japan United States international relations Pacific War international politics Asia defence history military North America political history politics realism United States of America USA

About the authors

Ko Unoki received an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Tufts University, USA an MBA from Royal Holloway, University of London, UK and a doctorate from Hitotsubashi University, Japan. He is the author of Mergers, Acquisitions, and Global Empires (2013).

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