January 22, 2013

Japan the Hawk? Not So Fast

Miller & Yokota, Foreign Affairs

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Japan's recent territorial tussles with China and South Korea and the election of the conservative Shinzo Abe as prime minister have the world worrying that the country is taking a hawkish turn. In practice, however, Tokyo's new government will tow a moderate line and concentrate on strengthening its diplomatic ties.

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