Study on US Policy toward Japan after the Cold War

Yingjie Wang

Abstract


With ending of the Cold War, Us policy toward Japan also has had great changes. Japan turned from “the Communism Breakwater” in the Cold War into the “fortified point to push forward the global strategy” for US. The Japanese-American relationship after the Cold War almost didn’t break away from the security system in terms of its basic framework, but adjustment was made on the former system in terms of the content and level. The geographical sphere of the security system was expanded to break through indigenous limits of Japan and formally expand to the entire Asian-Pacific region, and the fuzzy concept of “neighboring regions” was used to delimit the extensive scope for security cooperation between US and Japan. The military cooperation was strengthened in depth and width and the security system was directly connected with the United Nations’ peace-keeping activities and the international rescue operation. Alliance between US and Japan presented an intensified tendency. And Japan and US are planning to go towards “global alliance”.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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