Japan’s Foreign and Security Policy Under the ‘Abe Doctrine’

New Dynamism or New Dead End?


1. Introduction: From 'Yoshida Doctrine' To 'Abe Doctrine'?
2. The Origins And Ideological Drivers Of The 'Abe Doctrine'
Ending The 'Post-War Regime', Restoring Great Power Status
Constitutional Revision
Historical Revisionism, Challenging The Kōno Statement, Patriotic Education
Yasukuni Shrine And Challenging The Tokyo Tribunals
3. Japan's National Security Under Abe
National Security Strategy, National Defence Programme Guidelines, State Secrecy Law
Breaching The Arms Export Ban, Militarisation Of ODA
Collective Self-Defence Made Reality
Radical New Security Precedents
4. The 'Abe Doctrine' And US-Japan Relations
Revising The US-Japan Defence Guidelines, Futenma Relocation, TPP Negotiations
Fears Of Abandonment, Resistance In Okinawa, Trade Blockages
Distrust Over Revisionism And Yasukuni
Who Is Entrapping Whom?
5. Japan's Relations Under Abe With China, The Korean Peninsula, And ASEAN
Encircling China
More Progress With North Korea Than South Korea?
Abe Isolates Japan, China Encircles Japan?
Sino-Japanese Stalemate?
6. Conclusion: 'Abe Doctrine' As Revolution Or
Contradictory Failure?
Three Great Contradictions
Resentful Realism Redux
  • Palgrave Macmillan; March 2015
  • ISBN 9781137514257
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  • Title: Japan’s Foreign and Security Policy Under the ‘Abe Doctrine’
  • Author: Christopher W. Hughes
  • Imprint: Palgrave Pivot

About The Author

Christopher W. Hughes is Professor of International Politics and Japanese Studies, University of Warwick, UK. He has held visiting professorships at Harvard University, University of Tokyo, and Waseda University. He is the author of Japan's Remilitarisation (2009) and Japan's Reemergence as 'Normal' Military Power (2004).