Japan and East Asian Security

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Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, speaks at a Japan-European Union (EU) bilateral press conference at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 2017. (Image courtesy of the Cabinet Public Relations Office. Source: Wikimedia Commons. License CC BY.)


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Fall 2016



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This course explores Japan's role in world orders, past, present, and future. It focuses on Japanese conceptions of security; rearmament debates; the relationship of domestic politics to foreign policy; the impact of Japanese technological and economic transformation at home and abroad; alternative trade and security regimes; Japan's response to 9/11; and relations with Asian neighbors, Russia, and the alliance with the United States.

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Richard Samuels. 17.486 Japan and East Asian Security. Fall 2016. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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