S-Space Graduate School of International Studies (국제대학원) Dept. of International Studies (국제학과) Theses (Master's Degree_국제학과)
Japan's Shift from "Hands off" policy to "Proactive Defence" policy: Japan's approach to Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands Dispute
일본 외교정책의 변화: 일본의 센카쿠/댜오위다오 분쟁쟁대응정책을 중심으로
- 국제대학원 국제학과
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 대학원
- 학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 국제대학원 : 국제학과, 2014. 8. 박철희.
- Japan has been conducting so-called “quiet diplomacy” for a long time, especially in terms of dealing with territorial conflicts. However, in the 2010 collision incident between Chinese fishing crawler and Japanese Coast Guard’s patrol boat, Japan chose to respond in more assertive manner, by detaining the Chinese captain, hence shifting its policy from “hands off” to “proactive defence”. Why has Japan shifted its policy?
Examining the relationship from the Japanese point of view, this paper presents how Japan’s ‘hands off’ policy approach to the territorial and maritime dispute has enabled China to effectively prevent Japan from exercising sovereignty over the disputed islands while pushing its own claim further.