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Deconstructing Japan’s Image of South Korea

Identity in Foreign Policy

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Taku Tamaki
      Pages 1-11
  3. Theorizing Resilient Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-14
  4. Japanese Collective Identity as Reification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-60
  5. The Narrative Tripod in Contemporary Japan-South Korea Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-112
    2. Taku Tamaki
      Pages 113-139
    3. Taku Tamaki
      Pages 157-175
    4. Taku Tamaki
      Pages 177-186
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 187-252

About this book


What role does identity play in foreign policy? How might identity impact on Japan's relations with South Korea? This book takes identity theorizing in International Relations theory a step further by attempting to account for a resilient collective identity that informs policy makers throughout time and space.


foreign policy identity international relations International Relations Theory

About the authors

TAKU TAMAKI is Lecturer of International Relations at Loughborough University, UK.

Bibliographic information


'...Deconstructing Japan's Image of South Korea is an original and innovative addition to the literature on Japan's international relations.' - International Journal of the Asia-Pacific