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The New Conservative Mainstream and New Security Policies Under Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, 2012 to 2016

Andrew L. Oros

in Japan's Security Renaissance: New Policies and Politics for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231172615
eISBN:
9780231542593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172615.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the return of Shinzo Abe to Prime Minister of Japan from 2012-2015, paying special attention to new security legislation and military capabilities developed in this period.


Domestic Power Transitions and Japan’s Evolving Strategic Posture, 2006 to 2012

Andrew L. Oros

in Japan's Security Renaissance: New Policies and Politics for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231172615
eISBN:
9780231542593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172615.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the first administration of Shinzo Abe, the fall of the LDP from power, and the three years of rule by the Democratic Party of Japan, with a focus on security policy innovation ... More


The Joint Statement by the Japanese Government and the Bank of Japan

Masaaki Shirakawa

in Tumultuous Times: Central Banking in an Era of Crisis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300258974
eISBN:
9780300263008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300258974.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter reviews the Joint Statement by the Japanese government and the Bank of Japan. In the general elections of the House of Representatives on December 16, 2012, the Liberal Democratic Party, ... More


Protecting the Status Quo: Japan’s Response to the Rise of China

Ian Bowers and Bjørn Elias Mikalsen Grønning

in Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China: Power and Politics in East Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501709180
eISBN:
9781501712777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709180.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter explores the domestic and international sources of Japan's adjustment to the power shift in Sino-Japanese relations. It argues that the growth of the Chinese economy, which is now larger ... More


Disjoined Cabinets—Act II: Twisted Diets and Lost Leadership Opportunity, 2006–2013

Brian Woodall

in Growing Democracy in Japan: The Parliamentary Cabinet System since 1868

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145013
eISBN:
9780813145327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145013.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter focuses on the cabinets that occupied Japan’s executive helm from September 2006 through late 2013. During this period, the difficulties of dealing with “Twisted Diets” – in which the ... More


Japan’s Twenty-First-Century Security Renaissance

Andrew L. Oros

in Japan's Security Renaissance: New Policies and Politics for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231172615
eISBN:
9780231542593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172615.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter provides an overview of Japan's security renaissance in the past decade, with special attention to three historical legacies that continue to limit Japan's defense policies: Japan's ... More


The Future of Gender in Japan: Work/Life Balance and Relations between the Sexes

Ayako Kano

in Japan: The Precarious Future

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter begins with a snapshot of gendered images in the days and weeks after March 11, 2011. It continues by analyzing changes in how gender has operated as a category of scholarly discussion, ... More


Abenomics and the Break with the BOJ Orthodoxy

Gene Park, Saori N. Katada, Giacomo Chiozza, and Yoshiko Kojo

in Taming Japan's Deflation: The Debate over Unconventional Monetary Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501728174
eISBN:
9781501728181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501728174.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter addresses how Prime Minister Abe Shinzō circumvented the monetary policy network by changing the membership of the Policy Board and how he reoriented monetary policy to reflect his ... More


Japan's Security Renaissance: New Policies and Politics for the Twenty-First Century

Andrew L. Oros

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231172615
eISBN:
9780231542593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172615.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

For decades after World War II, Japan chose to focus on soft power and economic diplomacy alongside a close alliance with the United States, eschewing a potential leadership role in regional and ... More


On Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

Ayako Kano

in Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824866693
eISBN:
9780824876937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866693.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The conclusion begins by considering the historical and political context of the 2013 conference at Emory University that inspired the edited volume. It questions the meaning of “Womenomics” proposed ... More


Defenders of Japan Present and Future

Garren Mulloy

in Defenders of Japan: The Post-Imperial Armed Forces 1946-2016, A History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197606155
eISBN:
9780197632932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197606155.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Contemporary Japanese defense involves greater integration of civilian and military aspects and interdependence of domestic, regional, and global aspects than in previous periods. This chapter ... More


Ideas and Monetary Policy: A Quantitative Test

Gene Park, Saori N. Katada, Giacomo Chiozza, and Yoshiko Kojo

in Taming Japan's Deflation: The Debate over Unconventional Monetary Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501728174
eISBN:
9781501728181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501728174.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter assesses central bankers' attitudes toward inflation and deflation. Specifically, it presents a statistical test to demonstrate whether, and to what extent, the ideas held by the central ... More


Taming Japan's Deflation: The Debate over Unconventional Monetary Policy

Gene Park, Saori N. Katada, Giacomo Chiozza, and Yoshiko Kojo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501728174
eISBN:
9781501728181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501728174.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Bolder economic policy could have addressed the persistent bouts of deflation in post-bubble Japan, claims this book. Despite warnings from economists, intense political pressure, and unconventional ... More


Ideas, Networks, and Monetary Politics in Japan

Gene Park, Saori N. Katada, Giacomo Chiozza, and Yoshiko Kojo

in Taming Japan's Deflation: The Debate over Unconventional Monetary Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501728174
eISBN:
9781501728181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501728174.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This introductory chapter provides a background of the monetary politics in Japan. Japan's economy dipped into deflation in the mid-1990s and again more seriously in the late 1990s; this period was ... More


A Place Where Women Shine?

Bill Emmott

in Japan's Far More Female Future: Increasing Gender Equality and Reducing Workplace Insecurity Will Make Japan Stronger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198865551
eISBN:
9780191897931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865551.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Gender inequality lies at the core of Japan’s human capital weakness as well as of its social ailments of declining marriage and low fertility. Prime Minister Abe Shinzo declared his ambition, soon ... More


The Obama Doctrine’s Asian Pivot

Robert G. Kaufman

in Dangerous Doctrine: How Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167206
eISBN:
9780813167749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167206.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Obama Doctrine’s emphasis on soft power, engagement, and American military retrenchment has fundamentally misread the dynamic of power in the world’s most important geopolitical region in the ... More


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