The United States and Japan are the two largest democracies in today’s world. The United States is still a superpower economically, militarily, and intellectually, but its traditional independence has changed to a position that requires cooperation and mutual understanding with its major allies and especially with Japan. Japan, also an economic super-power, enormously rich in human, economic, and intellectual resources, but very weak in natural resources, has an equal need for cooperation, military support, and teamwork on all levels. Both nations accept an obligation to contribute their resources fully toward the solution to the world’s problems. Consequently, new forms of dialogues and new instruments of cooperation must be devised based on a sophisticated, mutually agreed upon data base. These discussions from the Fourth Shimoda Conference (September 1-4, 1977) explore some of those new directions.

part 1|32 pages

The New Era of Japanese-U.S. Relations

chapter 1|16 pages

Shimoda—The View from 1967

ByHerbert Passin

chapter 2|14 pages

Japan, the United States, and the International Order

ByAkira Iriye

part 2|65 pages

Security in Northeast Asia

chapter 4|21 pages

Japan and the United States: Security Issues in the Far East

ByStephen J. Solarz

chapter 5|13 pages

Japan’s Role in East Asian Stability

ByKoichi Kato

chapter 6|15 pages

Groping for Korean Unification

ByTamio Kawakami

part 3|62 pages

Political and Economic Development in Southeast Asia

chapter 7|26 pages

Asian Development and the United States

ByGustav Ranis

chapter 9|14 pages

A Reformist Vision of Southeast Asian Policy

ByRo Watanabe

part 4|32 pages

Japan and International Politics

part 5|54 pages

Japan, the United States, and the World Economy

chapter 11|15 pages

Free Trade Under Siege

ByBarber B. Conable

chapter 13|14 pages

Administration of the World Economy and Japan

ByTakashi Hosomi