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Intimate rivals: Japanese domestic politics and a rising China

Intimate rivals: Japanese domestic politics and a rising China

Smith, Sheila A., 1959- author

No country feels China's rise more deeply than Japan. Through intricate case studies of visits by politicians to the Yasukuni Shrine, conflicts at the East China Sea boundary, concerns about food safety, and strategies of island defense, Sheila A. Smith explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. She finds that Japan's interactions with China extend far beyond the negotiations between diplomats to include a broad array of social actors intent on influencing the Sino-Japanese relationship. Some of the tensions com

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Published New York : Columbia University Press 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Sheila A. Smith
ISBN: 0231538022, 9780231538022
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-346) and index.
Note: "A Council on Foreign Relations Book."
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xx, 364 pages .)
Subject: POLITICAL SCIENCE International Relations General.; Japan Foreign relations China.; Social conditions.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Political Ideologies Nationalism & Patriotism.; Japan.; China Foreign relations Japan.; Japan Politics and government.; Diplomatic relations.; Japan Social conditions.; Politics and government.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Government International.; China.


  1. Contending with China
  2. Diplomacy and domestic interests
  3. Japan's imperial veterans
  4. A shared maritime boundary
  5. Food safety
  6. Island defense.