TITLE

JAPAN'S ROLE IN A NEW WORLD ORDER

AUTHOR(S)
Wakaizumi, Kei
PUB. DATE
January 1973
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Jan1973, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p310
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses Japan's international relations and foreign policies under Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka's administration in 1973. Japan's postwar diplomacy has always been passive, and has seldom played a positive role on its own in the arena of international politics. This was the result of Japan's loss of self-confidence through her defeat in World War II, and in a sense was inevitable and even natural. Even her policy toward China was no exception to the passive character of Japan's diplomacy. Japan was the last of the America's major allies to part from the U.S. on the question of Taiwan and China, having faithfully followed the U.S. policy ever since the War. Now the situation in and around Japan is conducive, in my view, to more positive foreign policy initiatives, affording Japan perhaps the first golden opportunity in the quarter of a century since the War to carry out truly autonomous diplomacy of her own. Prime Minister Tanaka pledged that he would put Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution (which perhaps is the most thoroughgoing pacifist provision in the world) at the very heart of his foreign policy. This trend seems to form a strong undercurrent within the Liberal Democratic Party. The Japanese government thus intends to ratify the nuclear nonproliferation treaty just as soon as negotiations with the International Atomic Energy Agency have been concluded on safeguard arrangements on a par with those of other nations concerned with the exchange of information on technology for peaceful purposes.
ACCESSION #
5811145

 

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