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Japan's Response To The Gorbachev Era, 1985-1991: A Rising Superpower Views A Declining One
Japan's Response To The Gorbachev Era, 1985-1991: A Rising Superpower Views A Declining One
By Gilbert Rozman
Princeton University Press, 1992, 376 pp

This is a valuable, detailed case-study of Japanese perceptions of the rise of Gorbachev that sheds considerable light not only on this subject but on Japanese decision-making, domestic politics and attitudes toward the outside world. It is based on an exhaustive survey of Japanese newspaper and journal articles.