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

Fall 2004

GOV 365L • 2 - Japanese Foreign Policy

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37400 MWF
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
PAR 301

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when topics vary. 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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