Japan's Response to the Gorbachev Era, 1985-1991: A Rising Superpower Views a Declining One (Princeton Legacy Library)
By: Gilbert Rozman (author)Paperback
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Gorbachev's transformation of both Soviet socialism and the Cold War world atmosphere kindled a far-reaching debate in Japan. Would Japan at last free itself of its secondary postwar standing? Would a new Soviet system and world order soon be established? Gilbert Rozman argues in Japan's Response to the Gorbachev Era, that Japanese perceptions of the Soviet Union are distinctive and are helpful for understanding what will become an influential worldview. Focusing on diverse opinion leaders and the relationship between the Japanese media, policy-making, and public opinion, Rozman shows how long-standing negative images of Soviet socialism and militarism have been reconsidered since the mid-1980s. His analysis treats burning issues such as the Northern Territories dispute, the Soviet commitment to reform, and the Soviet-American relationship. It also sheds light on Japanese views of Soviet history, modernization, and national character. Such views reveal some of the building blocks for the emergent Japanese worldview. Originally published in 1992.
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PrefaceChronologyPt. 1The Contemporary BackgroundCh. 1The Japanese Worldview3Ch. 2The Foreign Policy Establishment20Ch. 3The Spectrum of Political Debate44Ch. 4The Information Society57Pt. 2A Chronology of Changing PerceptionsCh. 5The Historical Background73Ch. 6The First Cycle, 1985-198798Ch. 7The Second Cycle, 1987-1989108Ch. 8The Third Cycle, 1989-1991136Pt. 3The Building Blocks for PerceptionsCh. 9Views of the Russian Heritage173Ch. 10Views of Soviet Development187Ch. 11Views of Soviet Society209Ch. 12Views of Soviet Politics and New Thinking224Pt. 4The Soviet Debate and Japan's FutureCh. 13Patterns of Perceptions245Ch. 14Strategy toward the Soviet Union271Ch. 15An Early Look at the Japanese Superpower303Epilogue330Notes335Index365
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