History & evolution since WWII, national interests, treaties, military aspects, Chinese perspective, Asian economic expansion.
From official Japanese policy to the new wave of trendy cultural activities, the air of change is evident: Japan is looking Eastward for new multipolar relations in security as well as economics. This research reviews much of the literature that has discussed the evolution of Japanese security relations since the end of the Cold War. The literature is critically reviewed for future implications of the long-standing security arrangement between the United States and Japan.
Evolution of U.S.-Japanese Security Relations
Prior to the collapse of the Cold War, Western as well as eastern security arrangements were defined by the bipolar world powers: the United States and the Soviet Union. The United States and the Soviet Union competed desperately for spheres of influence across the globe. Alliances were built upon this…