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By Go Tsuyoshi Ito

This booklet analyses the structural dynamics of the Sino-American-Japanese triangular dating by way of exploring how the 1971 Nixon-Kissinger statement to pursue rapprochement with the People's Republic of China (PRC), within the context of the general detente method, essentially altered the US-Japanese dating. It argues that the systematic constitution of diplomacy in East Asia through the detente interval was once comparable in major how one can brand new post-Cold conflict interval. Highlighting the significance of China to US coverage suggestions 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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Japan relationship. S. Japan relationship. S. l3 In the late 1960's, not only growing number of Americans but also most Japanese people opposed the Vietnam War. S. military bases and facilities. S. -Japan Security Treaty, which was scheduled to expire in 1970. Specifically, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Morton H. Halperin (later NSC staff member in the Nixon administration) and State Department Country Director for Japan Richard E. S. S. interest in an expanded Japanese regional role in East and Southeast Asia.

S. and Japanese leaders perceived the Chinese threat. During the period between Nixon's inauguration and his announcement of an opening to China, American and Japanese official statements regarding the PRC contrasted dramatically. S. attitude was somewhat contradictory. S. ' At a press conference in 1970, Nixon stated: Ten years from now the Communist Chinese, for example, among others, may have a significant nuclear capability. They will not he a major nuclear power, but they will have a significant nuclear capability .

S. S. military capabilities. When Nixon became president, the new Administration's primary initial goal in foreign policy was an "honorable retreat" from the Vietnam War. Compared with Vietnam, Nixon did not first regard the Okinawa reversion as an important issue. S. S. allies from future communist threats. S. victory in World War 11. S. S. S. nuclear weapons was another issue. For the Japanese people who had been attacked with nuclear weapons in World War 11, the crucial issue at the time of the reversion was the status of the weapon known as MACE-B.

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