Political survival and the Yasukuni controversy in Sino-Japanese relations

Mong Cheung*

*この研究の対応する著者

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This article presents a reinterpretation of Japan's responses toward China's pressure over the Yasukuni issue. It is generally taken for granted that Japan's official responses to China's pressure over the issue are determined by the personality of individual leaders, the emergence of Japanese conservative nationalism and the calculations of Japan's national interests with regard to China's strategic role. With the examination of two cases during the Koizumi and Abe administrations between 2001 and 2007, this paper offers an alternative interpretation by highlighting the rationality of individual political actors and the primacy of domestic political survival. The article suggests domestic political legitimacy of individual leaders is a vital factor that affects Japan's official responses to China's pressure over the Yasukuni issue.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)527-548
ページ数22
ジャーナルPacific Review
23
4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2010 1月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 地理、計画および開発
  • 社会学および政治科学

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