The Crisis of Liberal Internationalism Japan and the World Order book cover
Book, East Asia, Global governance, Centre for the Study of Global Japan, Munk School

Reformist status quo power: Japan’s approach toward international organizations

Henry Kissinger wrote a few years ago that Japan has been for seven decades “an important anchor of Asian stability and global peace and prosperity.” However, Japan has only played this anchoring role within an American-led liberal international order built from the ashes of World War II. Now that order itself is under siege, not just from illiberal forces such as China and Russia but from its very core, the United States under Donald Trump. The already evident damage to that order, and even its possible collapse, pose particular challenges for Japan, as explored in this book.