Go Ito is Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at Meiji University.
1. Introduction: Detente and the Sino-American-Japanese Triangle 2. The Alliance Dilemma and the Structural Dynamics of Triangles 3. The Emergence of the Sino-American-Japanese "Romantic Triangle" 4. Japanese Economic Submission to the United States: A Response to the "Alliance Dilemma" 5. Sino-Japanese Normalization and the End of the American "Romantic Triangle" 6. Japan's Pursuit of Independence in Foreign Policy: A New Response to the "Alliance Dilemma" 7. Conclusion: An Analogy of the Triangle Between the Detente Period and Today