Japanese Prime Ministers and Their Peace Philosophy
This book focuses on the lives and peace philosophy of Japanese prime ministers from 1945 to the present, attempting to extract one consistent political philosophy, namely, the ‘peace philosophy’ that has consistently influenced Japan’s foreign and defense policy. Exploring the meta-narrative of international relations and politics, this book provides a new meta-analysis of the factors underpinning Japanese politics, providing a timely insight into one of Asia’s most powerful yet enigmatic players in a time of transformation. This book will interest scholars of international relations, those watching Asia in transition, and journalists.
Daisuke Akimoto Ph.D. is an Associated Research Fellow of the Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP), Stockholm Japan Center, Sweden. He is a former Assistant Professor at the Soka University Peace Research Institute and a former Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) at the University of Sydney. He also published “Japan’s Nuclear Identity and Its Implications for Nuclear Abolition” (Palgrave Macmillan 2020).
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