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Asian Survey. 2020; 603583–606 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.3.583
Published: 01 June 2020
...Christina Lai South Korea and Taiwan are former Japanese colonies that have undergone similar processes of state-building since WWII. But they have chosen different rhetorical frameworks in their maritime disputes with Japan. In South Korea, negotiating with Japan can be viewed as threatening the...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 602323–346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.2.323
Published: 07 April 2020
...Raymond Yamamoto China’s growing development assistance has become commonly perceived as a threat to the autonomy and development of Southeast Asian countries that had promoted by Japan in the past. This paper challenges that understanding by comparing China’s development assistance with Japan’s...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 5961044–1069 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.6.1044
Published: 01 December 2019
...Hironori Sasada One of the main focuses of the Abe administration’s foreign policy is overseas infrastructure development assistance. Evidence suggests that Japan has returned to its traditional approach to foreign aid, the “Japan model,” after an interval of a few decades. This article analyzes...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 595844–869 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.5.844
Published: 01 October 2019
... Japanese prime minister s relationship with other actors in the Japanese parlia- mentary system and expanded his power. It further discloses that his power has grown even more since the formation of the second Abe administration in 2012. KEYWORDS: Japan, prime minister, parliamentary system, National...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 595911–936 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.5.911
Published: 01 October 2019
...Ji-Whan Yun It is widely predicted that East Asia’s conservative governments will lose political power for managing socioeconomic crises under neoliberal globalization and find no way out of their legitimacy problem. However, Korea’s and Japan’s conservative governments have recently constructed a...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 585771–796 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.5.771
Published: 01 October 2018
...Jing Sun 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...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 584607–634 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.4.607
Published: 01 August 2018
... show how Abenergynomics has shaped Japanese policy on nuclear power, electricity deregulation, renewable energy, and climate change. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 Japan Abe energy climate change nuclear Abenomics TREVOR INCERTI AND PHILLIP Y. LIPSCY The...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 583582–605 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.3.582
Published: 01 June 2018
...Glenn Diesen Russia’s effort to become a geoeconomic power in Asia alters the dynamics of the territorial dispute with Japan. Both Moscow and Tokyo aim to prevent Russia’s geoeconomic “pivot to Asia” becoming merely a pivot to China. Yet, a settlement is obstructed by the growing geoeconomic value...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 575910–932 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.5.910
Published: 01 October 2017
...Willy Jou; Masahisa Endo; Yoshihiko Takenaka The conservative Liberal Democratic Party won overwhelming victories in the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016 elections in Japan. We discuss whether this reflected a rightward shift in the electorate, by examining how major parties and leaders are identified...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 575956–979 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.5.956
Published: 01 October 2017
...Dennis T. Yasutomo; Tomoaki Ishigaki Japan’s 2013 UN Arms Trade Treaty diplomacy exhibited neither the standard minimalist, subservient negotiating style nor policymaking restricted to the usual actors. Juxtaposition of the treaty and the 2014 arms export policy revision illustrates how traditional...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 574665–689 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.4.665
Published: 01 August 2017
... parties in the last three elections. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Japanese Communist Party elections political parties Japan Third Force KO MAEDA Explaining the Surges and Declines of the Japanese Communist Party ABSTRACT The Japanese Communist Party s...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 572323–342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.2.323
Published: 01 April 2017
...Joonmo Cho; Sang-Hee Lee Due to an abrupt change in legal adjudication, Korean companies might experience a significant rise in wage costs unless preemptive policy measures reduce the legal uncertainty in a coordinated manner. The situation in Korea is compared to that of Japan, with a similar...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 572368–394 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.2.368
Published: 01 April 2017
...David Green Japan’s rapidly aging populace and its accompanying demographic, social, and economic problems are forcing a gradual opening to increased immigration. This paper consequently considers what factors influence public opinion toward immigration in Japan, using multilevel statistical...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 5661145–1167 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.6.1145
Published: 01 December 2016
...Hidetaka Yoshimatsu This article explores which factors influenced the process of US–Japan negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It argues that while pressures from major societal groups and legislative members hampered progress of bilateral negotiations, state leaders’ preferences for...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 565879–904 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.5.879
Published: 01 October 2016
... leadership in pursing key national policy initiatives. © 2016 by the Regents of the University of California 2016 Japan LDP local politics party organization reform KEN VICTOR LEONARD HIJINO Local Politics in Japan The Old Guard Strikes Back ABSTRACT In recent years, the Japanese conservatives...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 565982–1004 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.5.982
Published: 01 October 2016
..., and (5) trade competition with China and Japan. © 2016 by the Regents of the University of California 2016 South Korea free trade agreements trade China Japan CHIKA YAMAMOTO ROSENBAUM AND JONATHAN KRIECKHAUS What Explains South Korean Interest in FTA Partners? An Empirical Analysis...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 564779–805 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.4.779
Published: 01 August 2016
...Gregory P. Corning This paper argues that political rather than economic motivations explain Japan’s approach to services negotiations but that the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Trade in Services Agreement present Japan with opportunities to advance liberalization in services as well as to pursue...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 563488–511 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.3.488
Published: 01 June 2016
...Patrick Strefford The historical legacy of Japan-Myanmar relations provides an important rationale for the current economic cooperation. This underpins the perception that Japan is in a “special” position that allows it to seek its bounty—to reap the rewards from its investment. © 2016 by the...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 563512–531 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.3.512
Published: 01 June 2016
...Lam Peng Er There is the perception in Japan that a reforming Myanmar is Japan’s “final frontier” in Asia. Indeed, Japan is enthusiastically seeking a larger political and economic role there and appears confident about competing with China for influence. © 2016 by the Regents of the University...
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Asian Survey. 2015; 5561071–1092 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2015.55.6.1071
Published: 01 December 2015
...Frances McCall Rosenbluth; Kyohei Yamada Japan’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party swept both houses of parliament in December 2012 and July 2013 on a platform of Keynesian spending. Better known for fiscal stringency, the LDP “changed its spots” in part because 1994 electoral reforms force...