The US-Japan Relation in Culture and Diplomacy

Japanese Perspective

by Kazuo Yagami

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 16/02/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 286
ISBN : 9781504395786

About the Book

The book examines how the United States and Japan—despite their sharp differences in cultural, historical, and geographical backgrounds—established a bilateral and clear linkage with each other by exploring their encounters with one another over more than one-and-a-half centuries with close focus on culture and diplomacy. The author desires that this examination contributes to an establishment of a better understanding of the relationship between the two nations, which aims to clarify stereotyped ideas and misunderstandings that from time to time can lead two nations to a confrontation against each other. Moreover, this study sheds new light on determining twenty-first century relations between the United States and Japan and putting an end to the nearly three-decades-long uncertainty in their relationship.

About the Author

Dr. Yagami, a native of Japan, earned his Ph.D. in East Asian History at Florida State University. He is currently teaching at Savannah State University as an Associate professor. Dr. Yagami is specialized in the fields of modern Japan and the U.S. – Japanese relationship. As his major publications, Dr. Yagami, in addition to his numerous articles, has two books: Konoe Fumimaro and the Failure of Japan in Peace 1937-1941: A Critical Appraisal of the Three-time Prime Minister of Japan and The U.S. – Japan Trade Friction – the 1980s and the early 1990s: Japan Bashers and their Views.