This paper examines the Japanese factors behind the stalemate between Japan and Russia. It treats the territorial dispute not as a core reason but as a consequence of deeper problems, both emotive and structural. Japanese leaders cannot challenge the multiple forces keeping them from ending the stalemate.
Why Japan Cannot Break the Stalemate in Its Relations with Russia: Tokyo’s Frozen Dilemma
Jing Sun is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Denver, Colorado, USA. He wishes to thank an anonymous reviewer for help in preparing this article, and Meiqin Rui for research assistance. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Jing Sun; Why Japan Cannot Break the Stalemate in Its Relations with Russia: Tokyo’s Frozen Dilemma. Asian Survey 1 October 2018; 58 (5): 771–796. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.5.771
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