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Koizumi Diplomacy
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Analyzes Japan's Prime Minister Koizumi's role in policymaking

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Note on Conventions
Abbreviations and Japanese TermsIntroduction1. The Roots of the Kantei Diplomacy
2. A Traumatic Experience: From the Gulf Crisis to the International Peace Cooperation Legislation
3. The Rise of Kantei
4. Koizumi's Response to Terrorism: The 2001 Anti-Terrorism Legislation
5. Preparing for a National Contingency: The 2003 Emergency Legislation
6. Dispatching the SDF to Reconstruct Iraq: The 2003 Iraq Special Measures Legislation
7. Evaluating Kantei DiplomacyNotes
Bibliography
Index

About the Author

Tomohito Shinoda is professor of international relations at the International University of Japan.

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A valuable contribution to the growing literature on Japanese defense and foreign policy making. It is sure to be read with interest by professional analysts as well as general readers interested in East Asian affairs.

* Pacific Affairs *

The book provides useful information about how Japan and Japanese politics have changed since the Iraq invasion of Kuwait in 1990. It contains insights into how Koizumi led the Kantei within the new political and administrative environments created by the Hashimoto administration's administrative reform bills . . . . Koizumi's legacy is yet to be determined. However, the pros and cons of Kantei diplomacy are well enumerated, assessed, and explained by the author.

* H-Net *
Koizumi Diplomacy presents a new direction for the discussion of Japan's foreign policy-making. The book's detailed chronological descriptions of inter-and intra-party politics during the Koizumi years make it a valuable resource for the analysis of Japanese politics.* Journal of Japanese Studies *

Shinoda's short and concise analysis covers a new and under-researched aspect of Japan's evolving foreign and security policy.

* The International History Review *

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