Examining the 160-year relationship between America and Japan, this edited volumes deals in depth with the evolution of the relationship of these two nations on opposite sides of the Pacific, from the very first encounter in the early nineteenth century through the major international shifts in the post 9/11 era.
This book traces the emergence of Japan in the wake of the 1905 Russo-Japanese War and the development of U.S. policies toward East Asia at the turn of the century. It goes on to examine the impact of World War I upon Asia, the Washington Treaty System, the immigration issue and the gradual deterioration of US-Japan relations during the 1930s. It also deals with the difficult period of US-Japan relations in the Pacific War as well as the Occupation Period, and the country’s postwar resurgence, democratization and economic recovery, as well as the various challenges facing the current bilateral relationship as it further progresses into the twenty-first century. This is a must read for those interested in the history of this important relationship as well as for scholars of diplomatic history and international relations.