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Title: The persistence of reified Asia as reality in Japanese foreign policy narratives
Authors: Tamaki, Taku
Keywords: Narratives
Foreign policy
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: TAMAKI, T., 2015. The persistence of reified Asia as reality in Japanese foreign policy narratives. Pacific Review, 28 (1), pp. 23 - 45.
Abstract: Asia is narrated in Japanese foreign policy pronouncements as an opportunity as well as a threat. Despite the purported transformation from militarism to pacifism since August 1945, the reified images of Asia as an ‘entity out there’ remain resilient. The image of a dangerous Asia prompted Japan to engage in its programme of colonialism before the War and compels policy makers to address territorial disputes with Asian neighbours today. Simultaneously, Asia persistently symbolises an opportunity for Tokyo to exploit. Hence, despite the psychological rupture of August 1945, reified Asia remains a reality in Japanese foreign policy.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Pacific Review on 21 Oct 2014, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512748.2014.970036
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/09512748.2014.970036
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/17292
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09512748.2014.970036
ISSN: 0951-2748
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