I. Introduction

by
Ito Kenichi

President
The Japan Forum on International Relations

1. The Most Basic Given Condition for Japan
2. The Sea as a Clue to Japan's Grand Strategy
3. The Maritime Nation Seminar
4. Acknowledgements
II. Japan-US Alliance as a Maritime Alliance

by
Iokibe Makoto

Professor
Kobe University

1.

Introduction

2.

Great Britain as an Ideal Maritime Nation

3.

The Japanese Empire - Maritime Nation or Continental Nation?

A.

The Anglo-Japanese Alliance as a Maritime Alliance

B.

Japan's Turn towards Continental Power

4.

The US as Heir to the Concept of a "Maritime Nation"

A.

Maritime Nations in the 20th Century

B.

The Three Elements of the US' Far East Policy

5.

The Japan-US Alliance as a Maritime Alliance

A.

The Cold War

B.

Yoshida Shigeru's Choices

C.

Balance Sheet for the Japan-US Alliance

III. The Rise of China and Changes in the Balance of Power in East Asia 

by
Tanaka Akiko

Professor
University of Tokyo 

1. The Rise of China
2. The Military Balance between China and Other Countries
3. Patterns of Behavior in Chinese Diplomacy
4. The Impact of Taiwanese Democratization
5. Conclusion
 
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