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Negotiating the U.S.–Japan Alliance : Japan Confidential (Hardcover) (Yukinori Komine)
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This book is the first comprehensive and comparative analysis of the U.S. and Japanese foreign policy formulation and implementation processes from 1961 to 1978 that explores the long-term strategic significance of the U.S. deterrence in East Asia. In particular, this project traces the origins of contemporary security and diplomatic issues within the U.S.-Japan alliance back to the 1961-1978 U.S.-Japan negotiations involving secret agreements in the reversion of Okinawa, Japan’s defense build-up including the question of Japan’s nuclear option, and U.S.-Japan defense cooperation. By re-assessing the "behind-the-scene" talks, this research will make crucial contributions to the on-going debate regarding the increasing need for greater transparency in the U.S. and Japanese governmental decision-making processes.