The Impact of Domestic Politics on Japan’s Foreign Policy

  • F. Quei Quo
Part of the St Antony’s Series book series (STANTS)

Abstract

Foreign affairs affect domestic politics in Japan, but domestic politics, in turn, impinge on foreign policy.1 Thus, following the 1983 electoral setback of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), officials of the Foreign Ministry and top business leaders immediately voiced their concern about the possible adverse effect of the election on foreign policy-making. This close relationship between domestic politics and foreign policy has been dictated by Japan’s geography, cultural traditions and historical experience. For modern Japan, national survival, not to mention growth and prosperity, has always depended on its ties with the outside world.

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Europe Transportation Income Expense Arena 

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© Gail Lee Bernstein and Haruhiro Fukui 1988

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