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3.11
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

3.11

On March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by the shockwaves of a 9.0 magnitude undersea earthquake originating less than 50 miles off its eastern coastline. The most powerful earthquake to have hit Japan in recorded history, it produced a devastating tsunami with waves reaching heights of over 130 feet that in turn caused an unprecedented multireactor meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. This triple catastrophe claimed almost 20,000 lives, destroyed whole towns, and will ultimately cost hundreds of billions of dollars for reconstruction. In 3.11, Richard Samuels offers the first broad scholarly assessment of the disaster's impact on Japan's government and society. The events of March...

  • Language: en
  • Pages: 455

"Rich Nation, Strong Army"

'An original and illuminating interpretation of what makes Japan a power to be reckoned with in the global village's marketplace.... The author argues persuasively that Japan's continuing drive for unassailable autonomy (in aircraft, communications, and other strategic industries) is firmly rooted in ancient ideologies and institutions designed to serve the public interest. A genuinely fresh framework in which to evaluate the challenges a Pacific Rim colossus poses for the West.' - Kirkus Reviews

Machiavelli's Children
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 480

Machiavelli's Children

Two late-developing nations, Japan and Italy, similarly obsessed with achieving modernity and with joining the ranks of the great powers, have traveled parallel courses with very different national identities. In this audacious book about leadership and historical choices, Richard J. Samuels emphasizes the role of human ingenuity in political change. He draws on interviews and archival research in a fascinating series of paired biographies of political and business leaders from Italy and Japan. Beginning with the founding of modern nation-states after the Meiji Restoration and the Risorgimento, Samuels traces the developmental dynamic in both countries through the failure of early liberalism...

Securing Japan
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 277

Securing Japan

"Securing Japan begins by tracing the history of Japan's grand strategy - from the Meiji rulers, who recognized the intimate connection between economic success and military advance, to the Konoye consensus that led to Japan's defeat in World War II and the postwar compact with the United States. Samuels shows how the ideological connections across these wars and agreements help explain today's debate. he then explores Japan's recent strategic choices, arguing that Japan will ultimately strike a balance between national strength and national autonomy, a position that will allow it to exist securely without being either too dependent on the United States or too vulnerable to threats from China."--BOOK JACKET.

Encyclopedia of United States National Security
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1008

Encyclopedia of United States National Security

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005-12-21
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  • Publisher: SAGE

Articles discuss issues related to the national security policies, from historical, economic, political, and technological viewpoints, covering treaties, developments in weaponry and warfare, and key figures in the field.

The Politics of Regional Policy in Japan
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 318

The Politics of Regional Policy in Japan

This is the first major study of politics and public administration in Japan to balance the prevailing view of the regional policy process from above" with a view "from below." Developing a comparative framework for understanding the place of localities in policy making, he demonstrates that relations among localities in Japan are much more important than previously supposed Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Japanese Scientific and Technical Information at M.I.T.
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 28

Japanese Scientific and Technical Information at M.I.T.

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  • Published: 1992
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Mercantile Realism and Japanese Foreign Policy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 57

Mercantile Realism and Japanese Foreign Policy

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  • Published: 1996
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Kishi and Corruption
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 12

Kishi and Corruption

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2001
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The business of the Japanese state
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 359