Japan eyes the North Korean Nuclear Crisis (2006-09)

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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been the primary security concern for Japan since the mid-1990s. By examining the content of debates revealed in the political, security and intellectual communities in Japan between 2006 and 2009, this article analyses Japan's views on the North Korean nuclear crises. It argues that Japan is still engaged in a vigorous domestic debate on its North Korea policy that centres around three options: constructive engagement, hard hedging with comprehensive engagement, and containment. Tokyo currently adopts a mixed strategy of hedging and engagement to cope with the perceived threat from the North. Domestic emotional pressure, symbolized by the victimized consciousness rooted in the Japanese kidnapping issue and the conservative desire of seeking Japan's autonomy, still significantly constrains Japan's North Korea policy from choosing any moderate option.

元の言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルNorth Korea and Northeast Asian Regional Security
出版者Taylor and Francis Inc.
ページ109-130
ページ数22
ISBN(電子版)9781317573371
ISBN(印刷物)9781138828551
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2016 4 14

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Cheung, M. (2016). Japan eyes the North Korean Nuclear Crisis (2006-09). : North Korea and Northeast Asian Regional Security (pp. 109-130). Taylor and Francis Inc.. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315738321

Japan eyes the North Korean Nuclear Crisis (2006-09). / Cheung, Mong.

North Korea and Northeast Asian Regional Security. Taylor and Francis Inc., 2016. p. 109-130.

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Cheung, M 2016, Japan eyes the North Korean Nuclear Crisis (2006-09). : North Korea and Northeast Asian Regional Security. Taylor and Francis Inc., pp. 109-130. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315738321
Cheung M. Japan eyes the North Korean Nuclear Crisis (2006-09). : North Korea and Northeast Asian Regional Security. Taylor and Francis Inc. 2016. p. 109-130 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315738321
Cheung, Mong. / Japan eyes the North Korean Nuclear Crisis (2006-09). North Korea and Northeast Asian Regional Security. Taylor and Francis Inc., 2016. pp. 109-130
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