Japanese Foreign Policy in Asia and the Pacific provides a broad framework for examining Japan's foreign policy. Leading scholars look at convergence and divergence of interests among Japanese and American policy actors, governmental and non-governmental, as well as domestic and transnational actors. The contributors examine the role of US pressure and its interaction with Japan's domestic and Japan-based transnational actors' interests through geographically and thematically focused case studies on foreign aid, economic policy, and military security.
Akitoshi Miyashita is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Tokyo International University. He is author of Gaiatsu and Japan's Foreign Aid: Rethinking the Reactive-Proactive Debate.
Yoichiro Sato is Lecturer of Political Science at Auckland Univerisity.