The History of US-Japan Relations

From Perry to the Present

Editors: Iokibe, Makoto, Minohara, Tosh (Eds.)

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  • Offers a widely relevant history of the relations between Japan and the United States
  • Considers the evolution of US-Japan relations through the 19th and 20th century
  • Argues the importance of the relationship amid the recent North Korean nuclear weapons testing and Chinese expansionism
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Examining the 160 year relationship between America and Japan, this cutting edge collection considers the evolution of the relationship of these two nations which straddle the Pacific, from the first encounters in the 19th century to major international shifts in a post 9/11 world. It examines 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 study the impact of World War One in Asia, the Washington Treaty System, the issue of Immigration Issue and the deterioration of US-Japan relations in the 1930s as Japan invaded Manchuria. It also reflects on the Pacific War and the Occupation of Japan, and the country’s postwar Resurgence, democratization and economic recovery, as well as the maturing and the challenges facing the US Japan relationship as it progresses into the 21st century. This is a key read for those interested in the history of this important relationship as well as for scholars of diplomatic history and international relations.

About the authors


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.

Tosh Minohara, Ph.D. is Professor of US-Japan Relations at the Graduate School of Law, Kobe University, Japan, and holds a joint appointment with the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies. He has published many monographs, articles and reviews on prewar US-Japan relations and Japanese diplomacy, including The Japanese Exclusion Act and US-Japan Relations (2002), which was awarded the 2003 Japanese Association for American Studies Shimizu Hiroshi Prize and The Anti-Japanese Movement in America and US-Japan Relations (2016).

Reviews

“This is a wonderful  book that provides a fresh perspective into the current state of US-Japan relations by placing it within the greater historical context of nearly two centuries of political and diplomatic interactions between the two nations across the Pacific.” (Akio Watanabe, Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo, Japan)

“Now in its thirteenth printing in Japan, this is an extraordinary history of US-Japan political, diplomatic, economic, and military exchange.  Penned by a who’s who of Japanese specialists of US-Japan relations, the volume offers the first truly bi-national overview of almost two hundred years of trans-Pacific ties, one that is equally sensitive to developments in Washington and Tokyo and that highlights a striking mutual dependence dating to the nineteenth century. Students of Asia, Japan, the Pacific War, and US-Japan relations would do well to begin their examination of trans-Pacific cooperation and conflict with this one volume.” (Frederick R. Dickinson, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • America Encounters Japan, 1836–94

    Pages 3-22

    Minohara, Tosh (et al.)

  • The Emergence of Japan on the Global Stage, 1895–1908

    Pages 23-41

    Teramoto, Yasutoshi (et al.)

  • The Great War and Shifting Relations, 1909–19

    Pages 43-62

    Minohara, Tosh (et al.)

  • The 1920s: The Washington Treaty System and the Immigration Issue

    Pages 63-82

    Hattori, Ryūji (et al.)

  • The 1930s: Japan’s War with China and American Non-Recognition

    Pages 83-102

    Kubo, Fumiaki (et al.)

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Hardcover ¥12,317
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-3183-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover ¥3,509
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-9810-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The History of US-Japan Relations
Book Subtitle
From Perry to the Present
Editors
  • Makoto Iokibe
  • Tosh Minohara
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3184-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3184-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3183-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9810-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 352
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