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The Meaning of Nakasone Diplomacy in the Post-war Japan

CHOI HEESIK 1

1국민대학교

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ABSTRACT

Nakasone's diplomacy which advocated active US-Japan cooperation by insisting on “overcoming the post-war system”, such as self-defense and constitutional amendments became a mainstream of Japan's conservatives since the 1990s, undergoing the process of “establishing a Nakasone line without Nakasone.” Therefore, recent efforts to understand the nature of Nakasone diplomacy have become indispensable factors in understanding modern Japanese diplomacy. At the same time, understanding the connection between Nakasone diplomacy and the Yoshida line is also important to understand the essence of the “ordinary state theory”, a modern product of Nakasone diplomacy. Nakasone's internationalism is merely a geopolitical diplomacy that is in the form of strengthening the ties of the free nations under Cold-War, that is, establishing a large-scale containment network. The success of diplomacy is largely due to the structural factors of the New Cold War. It is possible to evaluate that Nakasone's nationalism and ‘pro-America(strengthening of the US-Japan alliance)’ are embodied in geopolitical diplomacy strategies and form the model of Japanese Diplomacy in Post Cold-War.

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