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Author Lee, Seung Hyok, author.

Title Japanese society and the politics of the North Korean threat / Seung Hyok Lee.

Publication Info. Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource
Series Japan and global society
Japan and global society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Relations after the first missile launch -- 3. Relations prior to Koizumi's visit to Pyongyang -- 4. Japanese-North Korean relations, 2002-04 -- 5. Japanese-North Korean relations, 2004-06 : debates about unilateral sanctions -- 6. Conclusion.
Summary In 1998 and in 2006, North Korea conducted ballistic missile tests that landed dangerously close to Japan. In the first case, the North Korean tests provoked only Japanese alarm and severely constrained action. In the second, the tests led to unilateral economic sanctions - the first time since the end of the Second World War that Japan has used coercion against a neighboring state. What explains this dramatic shift in policy choice? Seung Hyok Lee argues that the 2006 sanctions were not a strategic response to the missile tests, but a reflection of changing public attitudes towards North Korea - the result of the shocking revelation that the North Koreans had abducted at least seventeen Japanese citizens in the 1970s and 80s and secretly held them prisoner for decades. Japanese Society and the Politics of the North Korean Threat is the first book on this development in English and a valuable case study of public opinion's increasing influence on Japanese security policy.
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Subject Japan -- Foreign relations -- Korea (North)
Korea (North) -- Foreign relations -- Japan.
National security -- Japan.
Economic sanctions -- Korea (North)
Ballistic missiles -- Korea (North) -- Testing.
Kidnapping victims -- Korea (North) -- Public opinion.
Kidnapping -- Japan -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- Japan.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Diplomacy.
Public opinion.
Ballistic missiles -- Testing.
Diplomatic relations.
Economic sanctions.
National security.
Korea (North)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Lee, Seung Hyok. Japanese society and the politics of the North Korean threat 9781442630345 (OCoLC)925399306
ISBN 9781442630352 (electronic bk.)
1442630353 (electronic bk.)