The History of US-Japan Relations

From Perry to the Present

  • Makoto Iokibe
  • Tosh Minohara

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tosh Minohara, Kaoru Iokibe
      Pages 3-22
    3. Yasutoshi Teramoto, Tosh Minohara
      Pages 23-41
    4. Tosh Minohara, Shūsuke Takahara, Ryōta Murai
      Pages 43-62
    5. Ryūji Hattori, Tosh Minohara
      Pages 63-82
    6. Fumiaki Kubo, Ryūji Hattori, Satoshi Hattori
      Pages 83-102
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Futoshi Shibayama, Ayako Kusunoki
      Pages 105-125
    3. Takuya Sasaki, Hiroshi Nakanishi
      Pages 127-148
    4. Yoshihide Soeya, Robert D. Eldridge
      Pages 171-191
    5. Akihiko Tanaka, Masayuki Tadokoro
      Pages 193-213
    6. Makoto Iokibe, Fumiaki Kubo
      Pages 235-256
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 257-352

About this book


Examining the 160 year relationship between America and Japan, this cutting edge collection considers the evolution of the relationship of these two nations which straddle the Pacific, from the first encounters in the 19th century to major international shifts in a post 9/11 world. It examines the emergence of Japan in the wake of the 1905 Russo-Japanese War and the development of U.S. policies toward East Asia at the turn of the century. It goes on to study the impact of World War One in Asia, the Washington Treaty System, the issue of Immigration Issue and the deterioration of US-Japan relations in the 1930s as Japan invaded Manchuria. It also reflects on the Pacific War and the Occupation of Japan, and the country’s postwar Resurgence, democratization and economic recovery, as well as the maturing and the challenges facing the US Japan relationship as it progresses into the 21st century. This is a key read for those interested in the history of this important relationship as well as for scholars of diplomatic history and international relations.


World War One and Japan-US relations Washington Treaty System The Pacific War and US Occupation of Japan Japan’s Postwar Resurgence Japan-U.S. Cooperation Nixon’s visit to China Japanese and American diplomatic history Realignment of Japan-U.S. Relations

Editors and affiliations

  • Makoto Iokibe
    • 1
  • Tosh Minohara
    • 2
  1. 1.Prefectural University of KumamotoKumamoto-kenJapan
  2. 2.Kobe UniversityKobeJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages History
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3183-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3184-7
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