America's dating with Japan lately handed its one hundred and fortieth anniversary. even if over these years, enormous quantities of books and millions of articles have explored various concerns or classes of the connection, no ebook has analyzed the full dating from commencing to current. The void can maybe be defined by way of the relationship's complexity and alterations over the years. nice cycles of preliminary partnership and eventual competition have formed American-Japanese kin, one geopolitical (1853-1945) and the opposite geoeconomic (1945-present). This e-book fills that void because it systematically untangles the interrelated perceptions, convergent and divergent nationwide pursuits, and moving energy kinfolk that have formed American guidelines towards Japan inside of these nice cycles. extra particularly, it highlights the personalities, nationwide moods, household matters and political alignments, and different urgent foreign issues during which Washington has tried to outline and assert its pursuits towards Japan.

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