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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2006

GOV 365L • 2- Japanese Foreign Policy

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39825 MWF
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
WAG 214

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Upper-division standing required. This course is designed to introduce upper level undergraduates to the foreign and domestic determinants of Japanese foreign policy-making and international relations from the beginning of the modern era (1868) to the present. We will address a wide range of issues, including the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars, the Pacific War, the Japanese foreign policy-making process, postwar trade and security relations between Japan and the U.S., Japan's role in Asia, and the implications of the ongoing nuclear crisis in North Korea for Japan. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division government. Graduate students may take this course for graduate credit.

Grading Policy

Short policy paper (5 pgs) 15% Research paper proposal (2 pgs) 10% Research paper (15 pgs) 40%


Kenneth B. Pyle, The Japan Question: Power and Purpose in a New Era. Reading packet (available at beginning of semester)


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