Declan Hayes' Assumptions in Best-Selling and Controversial Japan The Toothless Tiger Proved Entirely True in New Preface

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Once considered a very controversial topic. The need for Japan to militarize in order to counter rising China is now a commonly held assumption among China-watchers.

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"A controversial book... well worth the read. Combative, argumentative and critical... it is a timely reminder of some of the darker forces underlying the Japanese 'success' story." - John Clammer, United Nations University, Tokyo

In the new preface, Hayes comments on the events of the last decade in particular the flash point of the Senkaku / Diaoyu Islands and China's relentless aggression towards Vietnam and the Philippines.

Declan Hayes draws on his experiences teaching in Japan for over a decade at Tokyo’s Sophia University to give an insider’s perspective on this topic, placing the Pacific situation in a political context. Hemmed in by mounting tensions with China over territorial disputes and facing nuclear threats from North Korea, what should Japan do? Should she rearm? Should she get the bomb? These questions make this second edition a must-read for anyone interested in Pacific current affairs.

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