Client State: Japan in the American Embrace

Client State Japan in the American Embrace Japan is the world s No economy greater in GDP than Britain and France together and almost double that of China It is also the most durable generous and unquestioning ally of the US attaching pr

  • Title: Client State: Japan in the American Embrace
  • Author: Gavan McCormack
  • ISBN: 9781844671335
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • Japan is the world s No 2 economy, greater in GDP than Britain and France together and almost double that of China It is also the most durable, generous, and unquestioning ally of the US, attaching priority to its Washington ties over all else In Client State, Gavan McCormack examines the current transformation of Japan, designed to meet the demands from Washington thatJapan is the world s No 2 economy, greater in GDP than Britain and France together and almost double that of China It is also the most durable, generous, and unquestioning ally of the US, attaching priority to its Washington ties over all else In Client State, Gavan McCormack examines the current transformation of Japan, designed to meet the demands from Washington that Japan become the Great Britain of the Far East Exploring postwar Japan s relationship with America, he contends that US pressure has been steadily applied to bring Japan in line with neoliberal principles The Bush administration s insistence on Japan s thorough subordination has reached new levels, and is an agenda heavily in the American, rather than the Japanese, national interest It includes comprehensive institutional reform, a thorough revamp of the security and defense relationship with the US, and alarmingly vigorous pursuit of Japan s acquisition of nuclear weapons.

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    One thought on “Client State: Japan in the American Embrace

    1. Daniel Clausen

      A very good book with some provocative ideas about how the US security treaty affects Japanese politics. In some ways though the book fails to reflect on how different forms of politics are stifled by regional politics--and particularly the actions of other states in the region. In short, the book comes down very hard on the policies of the G.W. Bush and Koizumi, and not hard enough on the policies of North Korea and China during the same period. Overall though, this book is essential reading on [...]

    2. Chelsea Szendi

      Extending John Dower's metaphor of the American occupation of Japan as an "embrace", McCormack rips into the Koizumi-Bush dynamic that continued keep Japan outside Asia as somehow unique.The conclusion of what this situation demands left me a little underwhelmed: “politicians are called for who can chart a fresh way forward, reconceptualizing Japan’s identity so as to transcend both the fantasies of Japanese essentialism and the impositions of American hegemonism, and redefining its Asian-ne [...]

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