December 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 192 Pages
ISBN 9781138599772 - CAT# K387806
Series: The Routledge Global 1960s and 1970s Series
As memories of the savage conflict inaugurated by the attack on Pearl Harbor recede, the ethical foundations that influenced post-war interpretations of Japan’s role during the Cold War era are crumbling on different fronts. Retracing Japanese history during the Sixties, this book locates the country’s role in Cold War history against the backdrop of the twentieth century, contextualizing older trends that shaped post-war changes. It also places Cold War Japan in the global context of America’s shifting hegemony and the corresponding structure of the international system.
Introduction; 1. Japan and the postwar international order: The Fifties; 2. Ikeda Hayato’s diplomacy and the sanbon bashira approach; 3. Japan’s diplomatic role and the Konfrontasi; Conclusion