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The Japan-US Alliance of Hope

The Japan-US Alliance of Hope

Asia-Pacific Maritime Security

Edited by Nakasone Peace Institute
Supervised by Kitaoka Shinichi and Kubo Fumiaki
Translated by Charles Stewart and Anai Ikuo

Published Titles / Political Science


Published by JPIC | ISBN 978-4-86658-138-5 (Hardcover) | 280 pages | 220mm (h) x 148mm (w) | March 2020

About the Book

The Japan-US alliance has continued to deepen and develop for around sixty years, responding to the security environment of the times. But today, the security order of the Asia-Pacific region is at an important turning point. China’s maritime activities are only intensifying, causing growing instability in the regional maritime security environment. As the existing order of the Asia-Pacific region is now being threatened, the Japan-US alliance is an “alliance of hope” for peace and prosperity.

In this book, the authors analyze the present conditions of the alliance and discuss its future direction from this perspective of maintaining the maritime security order in the Asia-Pacific region. Together with the diplomatic and security policies of Japan and the US, and of China, their research subjects include the policies of India, Australia, South Korea, Russia, and ASEAN, which are the main players in the oceans of the region, and they derive important hints for the future of the Japan-US alliance.

About the Author

Nakasone Peace Institute (Editor)

Nakasone Peace Institute (NPI) was founded in June 1988 by former Japanese Prime Minister Nakasone Yasuhiro for research and study, international exchange, and other activities.

KITAOKA Shinichi

President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and emeritus professor of the University of Tokyo.

KUBO Fumiaki

Executive research director at Nakasone Peace Institute since 2018 and the A. Barton Hepburn professor of American government and history at the Graduate Schools for Law adn Politics, the University of Tokyo.


"This is the go-to volume for understanding the nuts and bolts of the multifaceted alliance between the powerhouses on the far western and eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean."

Jason Morgan, October 2, 2020

PhD, Historian and Professor, Reitaku University

Japan Forward






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