The History of US-Japan Relations

The History of US-Japan Relations

From Perry to the Present

Edited by Iokibe Makoto
English Ed. edited by Tosh Minohara

Published by Palgrave Macmillan | ISBN 978-981-10-3183-0 (Hardcover) | ISBN 978-981-10-9810-9 (Paperback) | 368 pages | 210mm (h) x 148mm (w) | March 2017


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About the Book

Examining the 160 year relationship between America and Japan, this edited volumes deals in depth with the evolution of the relationship of these two nations on opposite sides of the Pacific, from the very first encounter in the early 19th century through the major international shifts in the post 9/11 era.

This book traces the emergence of Japan in the wake of the 1905 Russo-Japanese War and the development of U.S. policies toward East Asia at the turn of the century. It goes on to examine the impact of World War I upon Asia, the Washington Treaty System, the immigration issue and the gradual deterioration of US-Japan relations during the 1930s. It also deals with the difficult period of US-Japan relations in the Pacific War as well as the Occupation Period, and the country’s postwar resurgence, democratization and economic recovery, as well as the various challenges facing the current bilateral relationship as it further progresses into the 21st century. This is a must read for those interested in the history of this important relationship as well as for scholars of diplomatic history and international relations.

About the Author

Makoto Iokibe, Ph.D. is Chancellor, Prefectural University of Kumamoto and President of the Hyogo Earthquake Memorial 21st Century Research Institute. He is also Professor Emeritus of Japanese political and diplomatic history, Kobe University and Former President, National Defense Academy of Japan.