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An Analysis On American Policy Towards Japan Under The Strategy Of “asia-pacific Rebalance”

Posted on:2018-06-17Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:K H ZhengFull Text:PDF
GTID:2336330515976670Subject:International politics
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American policy towards Japan is a key variable affecting the security of East Asia and Northeast Asia.And the adjustment of policy towards Japan is also an important part of the strategy of “Asia-Pacific rebalance” carried out by American government's.The rational analysis,the objective judgment on the direction of American policy toward Japan is conducive to the overall exploration of the political and security situations in the Asia-Pacific region,as well as to the accurate grasp of the American strategic layout,thereby helping to clarify the development trend of complex regional relationship between major countries.Therefore,it has vitally important policy and strategic significance.The adjustment of American policy toward Japan during Obama period was based on the strategy of “Asia-Pacific rebalance”.The United States hoped that Japan could play a greater and more active role in the strategy,thus actively supporting Japan's security policy changes and creating a new system of Japan-US defense cooperation;Japan hoped to use the American rebalance strategy to step towards the “ordinary country”,thus actively getting rid of the post-war system constraints and continuing to break through the security system.The adjustment and interaction of American and Japanese policies have become the biggest and most sensitive issue affecting East Asian security in the early 21 st century.The beginning of Trump's political power brings new challenges to the American “Asia-Pacific rebalance” strategy and policy towards Japan.So the problems that how to change the “Asia-Pacific rebalance” strategy and how to adjust the policy towards Japan have become new variables.On the whole,the adjustment of American policy towards Japan is a long-term and constantly changing problem.Many strategic ideas and strategic demands in “rebalance strategy” will still affect Trump's policy toward Japan.In view of this,this thesis will focus on analyzing the American policy toward Japan during the Obama period,to explore the motives,intentions and aspirations of the US strategy,and to analyze the ways and trends of the US-Japan policy and strategic interaction,as well as to reveal the underlying motivations and impetus behind the US-Japan strategic cooperation,so as to judge the nature and impact of Japan-US policy coordination and conflict.In addition to the introduction,the full text is divided into four chapters.The specific contents are as follows:Chapter 1 mainly analyzes the motivations,contents and methods of the implement of “Asia-Pacific rebalance” strategy in detail.The fundamental purpose of America's “Asia-Pacific rebalance” strategy is to maintain the long and lasting dominance of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region,to prevent and contain the challenges caused by the rise of emerging powers,including China,so as to maintain and stabilize its hegemony;Chapter 2 focuses on the strategic objectives of American policy adjustments towards Japan under the “Asia-Pacific rebalance” strategy,mainly including the American's and Japan's strategic positioning on China and strategic role that Japan plays.The basic objectives of American policy adjustment towards Japan and the strategic of America's rebalance strategy are analyzed and clarified mainly from the security,economic,and political dimensions: to consolidate the alliance relation,to establish the regional alliance security mechanism and economic control mechanism strengthening the alliance,and to constrain the rise of China.Chapter 3 mainly discusses the adjustment of American policies towards Japan during the Democratic Party and Shinzo Abe times.Through the analysis of the process of adjusting the policy towards Japan under the America's “Asia-Pacific rebalance” strategy during these two stages,the author reveals the specific ways and methods of US policy adjustment to Japan,and analyzes the specific measures that America has used soft and hard methods to pressure Japan and Japan has used America's “external pressure” to break through.Chapter 4 mainly analyzes the strategic direction and the basic characteristics of American policy adjustment towards Japan,evaluates the strategic effect of American policy,and explores the future trend of US-Japan interaction.On this basis,this thesis expounds the basic understandings and main measures of Trump's policies towards Japan,analyzes the means possibly adopted by Trump regime,and analyzes the future trend and influence of US-Japan relations.
Keywords/Search Tags:American policy towards Japan, Asia-Pacific rebalance, TPP, US-Japan alliance, Shinzo Abe's regime
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