A Review Essay by Nancy Snow

Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power Sheila A. Smith. Harvard University Press, 2019.

National Identity and Japanese Revisionism: Abe Shinzo’s Vision of a Beautiful Japan and Its Limits Michal Kolmaš. Routledge, 2019.

Peak Japan: The End of Great Ambitions Brad Glosserman. Georgetown University Press, 2019.

Keywords—US-Japan relations, US-Japan Security Alliance, strategic communication, strategic communications, national identity

About the Author

Dr Nancy Snow is Pax Mundi Professor of Public Diplomacy, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and 2020 Walt Disney Chair in Global Media and Communications, Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University. Like Sheila A. Smith, Snow was an Abe Fellow at Keio University where she researched Japan’s public diplomacy after 3/11 and published Japan’s Information War (English and Japanese versions).

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