Japan's Foreign and Security Policy Under the 'Abe Doctrine': New Dynamism or New Dead End?

By Christopher W. Hughes

Major Minister Abe Shinzō's international and safeguard policy—highly charged with ideological and old revisionism—contains the capability to shift Japan onto a brand new overseas trajectory. Its measure of articulation and effort makes for an 'Abe doctrine' in a position to displacing the 'Yoshida Doctrine' that has been Japan's guiding grand approach within the post-war interval. Abe has already started to introduce radical regulations that glance to remodel nationwide safeguard coverage right into a extra muscular army stance, bolster US-Japan alliance ties to operate more and more for nearby and international safety, and try to encircle China's impression in East Asia. The 'Abe Doctrine' is dynamic but additionally high-risk. Abe's revisionism comprises basic contradictions that can finally restrict the effectiveness, or perhaps defeat, the doctrine, and alongside the way in which inflict collateral harm on family with East Asia and Japan's personal nationwide pursuits.

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