The Japan-south Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security And The United States by Brad GlossermanThe Japan-south Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security And The United States by Brad Glosserman

The Japan-south Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security And The United States

byBrad Glosserman, Scott A. Snyder

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Japan and South Korea are Western-style democracies with open-market economies committed to the rule of law. They are also U.S. allies. Yet despite their shared interests, shared values, and geographic proximity, divergent national identities have driven a wedge between them. Drawing on decades of expertise, Brad Glosserman and Scott A. Snyder investigate the roots of this split and its ongoing threat to the region and the world.

Glosserman and Snyder isolate competing notions of national identity as the main obstacle to a productive partnership between Japan and South Korea. Through public opinion data, interviews, and years of observation, they show how fundamentally incompatible, rapidly changing conceptions of national identity in Japan and South Korea-and not struggles over power or structural issues-have complicated territorial claims and international policy. Despite changes in the governments of both countries and concerted efforts by leading political figures to encourage U.S.-ROK-Japan security cooperation, the Japan-South Korea relationship continues to be hobbled by history and its deep imprint on ideas of national identity. This book recommends bold, policy-oriented prescriptions for overcoming problems in Japan-South Korea relations and facilitating trilateral cooperation among these three Northeast Asian allies, recognizing the power of the public on issues of foreign policy, international relations, and the prospects for peace in Asia.

Brad Glosserman is the executive director of the Pacific Forum, an independent program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.Scott A. Snyder is senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Title:The Japan-south Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security And The United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pagesPublished:March 7, 2017Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231171714

ISBN - 13:9780231171717

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Table of Contents

Preface1. The Japan-South Korea Divide2. Japan's Identity Crisis3. South Korea's Growing Confidence4. Convergence and Alienation in Japan-South Korea Relations5. Implications for Alliance Management6. Reinvigorating TrilateralismNotesIndexAbout the Authors

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A critically important and essential addition to academic library Interntional Studies reference collections in general, and Korean-Japanese supplemental studies reading lists in particular.