This article demonstrates how Tokyo has been exercising economic power in the multilateral talks on North Korea, including over the U.S. The implication is that Japanese foreign and security policy can be regarded as "normal" already---hence forming a critique of ideas of "normalization" that are preconditioned on remilitarization.
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Research Article| September 01 2009
Normalizing Japan: Supporter, Nuisance, or Wielder of Power in the North Korean Nuclear Talks?
Linus Hagström is Associate Professor of Political Science and Acting Director of Research at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs in Stockholm, and Research Fellow at the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History, and Antiquities, in Stockholm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Asian Survey (2009) 49 (5): 831–851.
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Linus Hagström; Normalizing Japan: Supporter, Nuisance, or Wielder of Power in the North Korean Nuclear Talks?. Asian Survey 1 September 2009; 49 (5): 831–851. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2009.49.5.831
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