Accession Number : ADA585771


Title :   Japan's National Interests in Taiwan


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Marocco, Andrew E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a585771.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 181


Abstract : The U.S. Japan alliance continues to be the cornerstone of the U.S.-led security structure in East Asia. Within the parameters of this alliance, the unresolved status of Taiwan still presents one of the most precarious security situations in the region, one that could lead to a major war with China. Within the larger scope of U.S. China Japan Taiwan relations, Japan and Taiwan's relationship would generally be considered the least prominent of all possible combinations. Despite this reality, when pulling back the veneer from this seemingly tertiary regional relationship, there is a depth of interaction that is difficult to categorize and that has the potential to greatly influence security and stability in the region. This thesis examines Japan and Taiwan's special relationship through the lens of Japan's national interests and assesses the implications for the future of the U.S.-Japan alliance.


Descriptors :   *CHINA , *JAPAN , *POLITICAL ALLIANCES , *TAIWAN , CRISIS MANAGEMENT , FOREIGN POLICY , HISTORY , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , POLITICAL SCIENCE , REGIONS , SECURITY , STRATEGY , THESES , UNITED STATES , WARFARE


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE