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Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China

Sheila Smith


No country feels China's rise more deeply than Japan. Through case studies of visits by Japanese politicians to the Yasukuni Shrine, conflicts over the boundaries of economic zones in the East China Sea, concerns about food safety, and strategies of island defense, this book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. The book finds that Japan's interactions with China extend far beyond the negotiations between diplomats and include a broad array of social actors intent on influencing the Sino–Japanese relationshi ... More

Keywords: China, Japan, Yasukuni Shrine, East China Sea, food safety, island defense, Sino–Japanese relationship, protection

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231167888
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167888.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sheila Smith, author
Council on Foreign Relations