Japanese Foreign Policy toward Northeast Asia
The dominant influence of the U.S. relations.
A passive, or reactive, posture, in which Japan attempts to achieve security and prosperity mainly through adapting itself to the existing international environment, based on the recognition that the international environment is basically a given framework that Japan is not capable of changing.
A posture of minimalism, in which Japan, while focusing predominantly on economic rather than political or military goals, attempts to remain aloof from the aspect of power politics in international relations as much as possible, to keep its level of involvement in political and strategic issues of the world as low as possible, and to avoid confrontations with other countries as much as possible.
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