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The Bonds of the Japan-US Alliance

The Bonds of the Japan-US Alliance

The Japan-US Security Treaty and the Search for Mutuality

Sakamoto Kazuya

JIIA series
Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture

Political Science

¥3,200 + tax

ISBN 9784866582337
210 mm x 148 mm / 396 pp. / March 2022

ISBN 9784866582375 (ePub)
ISBN 9784866582412 (PDF)
April 2022

The Japan-US Security Treaty was first signed in 1951, coinciding with the end of Allied occupation and Japan’s recovery of independence in the early postwar era, and subsequently revised in 1960 to correct various inadequacies and alleviate a sense of inequality felt on the Japanese side. Its basic structure, namely providing bases in exchange for the guarantee of US security of Japan, however, remains unchanged.

This English edition of diplomatic historian Sakamoto Kazuya’s highly acclaimed Nichi-Bei dōmei no kizuna (The Bonds of the Japan-US Alliance; 2000, rev. ed. 2020), winner of the 22nd Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities, carefully depicts the sensitive negotiations and diplomatic finesse behind the establishment and revision of the Japan-US Security Treaty, highlighting the challenges experienced by the two countries to promote mutuality then and later.

Drawing on previously undisclosed confidential documents and new research developments on the issue of secret agreements, which were brought to light during the Ministry of Foreign Affairs investigation in 2009–10, the author added a new chapter with updated notes for his revised 2020 edition. Examining the far-reaching implications of these new historical materials, he puts forward the pressing question: What should be the future of Japan-US security cooperation?

SAKAMOTO Kazuya
Sakamoto Kazuya was born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1956. He graduated from the Law Department of Kyoto University in 1979, receiving his master’s degree from the same institution in 1981. From 1982 to 1985, he studied diplomatic history at Ohio Univer­sity, after which he served as an assistant professor in the Law Department at Kyoto University and as an associate professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Mie University and the Law Department at Osaka University. He was awarded a doctoral degree from Kyoto University in 2002. Until 2021, he was a professor specializing in international politics and diplomatic history at the Graduate School of Law and Politics at Osaka Uni­versity. Professor Sakamoto co-authored Sengo Nihon gaikōshi [Japan’s Postwar Diplomatic History] (Tokyo: Yūhikaku, 1999), winner of the Yoshida Shigeru Prize in 1999, and is the author of Nichi-Bei dōmei no kizuna [The Bonds of the Japan-US Alliance] (Tokyo: Yūhikaku, 2000), winner of the Suntory Academic Prize in 2000. The latter was re-released as an expanded edition in April 2020, of which this book is a translation.

*information as of time of publication

JIIA series
Political Science

Publisher:
Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture

Hardcover
¥3,200 + tax
ISBN 9784866582337
210 mm x 148 mm / 396 pp. / March 2022

eBook
ISBN 9784866582375 (ePub)
ISBN 9784866582412 (PDF)
April 2022

Preface to the English Edition / Introduction / 1. The Birth of the Japan-US Security Treaty / 2. Incremental Rearmament / 3. A Stillborn Scheme for Revising the Security Treaty / 4. The Irony of the Treaty Revision / 5. Issues for the New Treaty / 6. Continuing to Look into Prior Consultation and the Secret Agreements / Afterword / Documents / Chronology / References / Index / About the Author

日米安保条約の成立と改定の過程を鮮やかに描き出し、第22回サントリー学芸賞(政治・経済部門)を受賞した著作の増補版。初版刊行から20年が過ぎ、この間に公開された新たな外交史料などをふまえて、今後の日米安全保障協定のあり方を改めて問う。日米安保、そして日本の安全保障の未来を考えるための基礎を提供する。

坂本一哉
1956年福岡県に生まれる。1979年京都大学法学部卒業。1981年、京都大学大学院法学研究科修士課程修了。1982‐85年、オハイオ大学留学。京都大学法学部助手、三重大学人文学部助教授、大阪大学法学部助教授などを経て、大阪大学大学院法学研究科教授(国際政治学・外交史)。京都大学博士(法学)(本データはこの書籍が刊行された当時に掲載されていたものです)

*著者略歴は書籍刊行時のものを表示しています。

Original Japanese Edition

日米同盟の絆:安保条約と相互性の模索[増補版]

坂本一哉

有斐閣 刊

2020/04/25

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