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Managing an Alliance: The Politics of U.S.-Japanese Relations
Managing an Alliance: The Politics of U.S.-Japanese Relations
By I. M. Destler and Others
Brookings, 1976, 209 pp.

Employing the bureaucratic model of foreign policy decision-making, the authors study the internal politics within Japan and the United States that influenced three episodes: revision of the bilateral security treaty in 1960; agreement on reversion of Okinawa; and the 1969-71 dispute over Japanese textile exports to the United States. Not surprisingly, the conclusion is that domestic bureaucratic and political considerations quite often affect the U.S.-Japan partnership adversely; there are some sensible suggestions on how to limit the damage.