Japanese Foreign Policy

The Emerging Logic of Multilateralism

  • Akiko Fukushima

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-219

About this book


Japanese foreign policy in international political affairs, particularly after the Second World War, was criticized as relying solely on bilateralism and dismissed as blindly emulating American foreign policy. This book examines Japanese multilateralism from the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 to its latest bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. At the threshold of the twenty-first century, the author asserts that Japan can play a more proactive role in the United Nations and in the Asia-Pacific through its cooperative security approach with emphasis on prevention of conflicts.


conflict foreign policy Policy prevention United Nations

Authors and affiliations

  • Akiko Fukushima
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  1. 1.National Institute for Research AdvancementTokyoJapan

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