Japan at war and peace: Shidehara Kijūrō and the making of modern diplomacy (eBook, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Japan at war and peace: Shidehara Kijūrō and the making of modern diplomacy

Author: Ryuji Hattori; Australian National University Press,
Publisher: Canberra, ACT, Australia : Australian National University Press, 2021.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The question of how to maintain the continuity of diplomacy while developing democracy without military intervention is an old and new issue. The challenge can be described as a dilemma between democracy and diplomatic coherence. The best embodiment of diplomacy in Japan's emerging democracy--the development of parliamentary democracy and mass-based democracy--is Shidehara Kijūrō (1872-1951), who served as foreign  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Japan at war and peace:
Canberra, ACT, Australia : Australian National University Press, 2021
Named Person: Kijūrō Shidehara; Kijūrō Shidehara
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ryuji Hattori; Australian National University Press,
ISBN: 9781760464974 176046497X
OCLC Number: 1285332893
Description: 1 online resource (1 online resource (347 pages))
Contents: Part 1. Glory: The Meiji and Taishō Eras. ch.1. Path to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs --
ch.2. The Russo-Japanese War, World War I and the Washington Naval Conference --
ch.3. Japan-US relations and Chinese nationalism. Part 2. Breakdown: The prewar Shōwa Era. ch.4. Japan's intervention in China --
ch.5. The London Naval Conference and the Manchurian Incident --
ch.6. From the second Sino-Japanese War to the Pacific War. Part 3. Recovery: The postwar period --
ch.7. Prime Minister of an occupied nation: The Emperor system and the new constitution --
ch.8. War responsibility and nonpartisan diplomacy for peace --
ch.9. A legacy beyond war and peace --
Conclusion: Diplomacy and democracy --
Appendix: Brief chronology of Shidehara Kijūrō
Responsibility: by Ryuki Hattori

Abstract:

The question of how to maintain the continuity of diplomacy while developing democracy without military intervention is an old and new issue. The challenge can be described as a dilemma between democracy and diplomatic coherence. The best embodiment of diplomacy in Japan's emerging democracy--the development of parliamentary democracy and mass-based democracy--is Shidehara Kijūrō (1872-1951), who served as foreign minister from 1924 to 1927 and from 1929 to 1931, and was prime minister from 1945 to 1946. As a diplomat from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shidehara had long grappled with the issue of how to ensure diplomatic coherence in modern Japan, which was becoming increasingly democratic. Although Shidehara succeeded to some extent in promoting diplomacy in cooperation with the US and the UK under party politics, the rise of the military after the Manchurian Incident forced him to retire for a period. However, after the Pacific War, Shidehara became prime minister of the US-occupied Japan and attempted to restore cooperative diplomacy under party politics. Shidehara came to the conclusion that the way to achieve both democracy and diplomatic coherence was through nonpartisan diplomacy towards peace.

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