The Kishi effect: A political genealogy of Japan-ROK relations

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The severe deterioration in South Korea-Japan relations under AbeShinzo and Park Geun-hye seems paradoxical given that Abe's grandfather, Kishi Nobusuke, and Park's father, Park Chung-hee,were "close friends" who helped forge Japan-South Korea normal-ization in 1965. However, Abe and Park are better understood as operating within the nationalist conservative logic that brought their families together but now drives their countries apart.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-460
Number of pages20
JournalAsian Perspective
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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