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Japan as a ‘Global Pacifist State’

Its Changing Pacifism and Security Identity

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Daisuke Akimoto

This book examines Japan’s changing pacifism and its implications for Japan’s security identity from 1945 to the present. To examine the shift in Japanese pacifism, this research employs the concept of ‘negative pacifism’ (Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution) and ‘positive pacifism’ (the Preamble of the Constitution) as an analytical framework. To analyse multiple factors which facilitated the shift in Japan’s pacifism, this study applies ‘analytical eclecticism’ and integrates the analytical framework (negative-positive pacifism) with orthodox international relations theories and approaches. In an application of analytical eclecticism, the author proposes four theoretical models of Japan’s security identity: (a) ‘pacifist state’ (classical liberalism/negative pacifism); (b) ‘UN peacekeeper’ (neo-liberalism/positive pacifism); (c) ‘normal state’ (classical realism/domestic pressure); and (d) ‘US ally’ (neo-realism/external-structural pressure). In addition to the four basic models above, this book attempts to reveal Japan’s ‘core security identity’ as a ‘global pacifist state’.

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277 Index Note: References to notes are 1n2 (page 1 note 2), table page references are in bold and diagram references are in italic Abe, Shinz+ 213–14, 218–19, 239 absolute pacifism 25, 44, 58, 207, 209, 216, 232 Afghanistan War (2001) 51, 160, 165, 166–71, 173, 175–76, 201, 203, 237 aggressive war 173, 175, 206, 207 Akashi, Yasushi 102, 104, 107, 110, 111, 115 analytical eclecticism 32–33, 34–35, 36 anti-militarist pacifism 22, 40, 195 Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law (2001) 45, 48, 51, 166–69, 184, 201, 203, 228, 235 anti-war pacifism 22, 39–40, 53, 59, 89, 216, 218–19, 220 Article 9 (Japanese Constitution, 1947) 21, 53, 56–59, 64, 206–10, 217–18, 226–28, 232, 243, 244 see also Preamble constitutional revision 51, 66–67, 83, 205–6, 210, 211–15, 218–19, 222–30, 232–34, 238–39 ‘non-possession of armed forces’ 28, 38, 39, 208 ‘renunciation of war’ 28, 38, 39, 206, 208, 242, 243 ‘Ashida revision’ 58, 59, 227 As+, Tar+ 214 Berger, Thomas U. 28, 38, 41 Bull, Hedley 35 Bush, George H. 77–78, 153 Bush, George W. 166, 171, 183, 201 Cambodia 20, 91–92, 94–96, 107–8, 109– 10, 124, 125, 247–48 Paris Agreements 91, 100–101, 102, 106, 107, 108, 111, 127 Paris Peace Conference 91, 96, 97– 98, 101, 127 SDF 91, 92, 93, 103–4, 105–6, 107– 8, 109, 110–12, 115–16, 121–22, 124, 127–28...

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