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Evolution of Japan’s Postwar Foreign Policy

  title={Evolution of Japan’s Postwar Foreign Policy},
  author={David Morris Potter},
This article traces the development of Japan’s foreign policy since the end of World War II. It asks whether the concept of a reactive state is still valid as an explanation of Japan’s foreign policy in the post-Cold War era. The article surveys the origins and key features of the Yoshida Doctrine, and discusses the limitations placed on Japan’s Cold War foreign policy. The article introduces the institutions of foreign policy making and argues that the combination of a weak executive and… 
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