By Go Tsuyoshi Ito

ISBN-10: 0415934354

ISBN-13: 9780415934350

This e-book analyses the structural dynamics of the Sino-American-Japanese triangular courting via exploring how the 1971 Nixon-Kissinger statement to pursue rapprochement with the People's Republic of China (PRC), within the context of the final detente approach, essentially altered the US-Japanese courting. It argues that the systematic constitution of diplomacy in East Asia in the course of the detente interval was once comparable in major how you can modern-day post-Cold conflict interval. Highlighting the significance of China to US coverage recommendations in the direction of East Asia allows us to supply a extra knowledgeable standpoint on destiny instructions of the Sino-US-Japanese triangular courting within the twenty-first century.

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S. governCopyright 2003 by Taylor & Francis Books, Inc. The Emerging of the Sino-American-Japanese "Romantic Triangle" 27 ment's "desire to [retain] emergency storage and transit rights [of nuclear weapons]. " To seek a compromise, Sato sent his personal envoy Wakaizuini back to Washington. Since the decision on nuclear storage was left to the President and the Prime Minister at their meeting, the Premier needed Wakaizuini to negotiate directly with the White H o u ~ e . ~For ' Sato, it was desirable not to have any kind of secret agreement regarding "emergency storage and transit rights" of nuclear weapons.

J8 Until the summer of 1969, the White House continued to deal with the textile issue separately from the Okinawa reversion. S. -Japan summit. S. -Japan partnership. When Wakaizumi showed him IZissinger's conditions for the reversion, Sato was dissatisfied that textiles were linked to Okinawa. O n that day, Sato wrote in his diary regarding textiles: I met with M c Kei Waltaizumi who came back from America. As I thought, I will need to make a few serious decisions [regarding nuclear weapons and textiles].

In retrospect, the Japanese government provided more of a quid pro quo than it needed in order to have Okinawa returned. Sato conceded over textiles, allowed full conventional use of military bases, and the reentry of nuclear weapons in time of emergency. After the reversion agreement was reached, IZissinger stated that "we determined that it was more important Copyright 2003 by Taylor & Francis Books, Inc. S. government's central concern regarding Japan during the late 1960's. S. had now not only realized its aim of extending the security relationship, but Presideilt Nixon had also achieved the additional gain of restraining Japanese textile exports.

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