Japanese Society and the Politics of the North Korean Threatexplains the dramatic shift in Japanesepolicy between the North Korean ballistic missile tests of 1998 and 2006.
Seung Hyok Lee is a postdoctoral fellow at the Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Anthony Rausch, Faculty of Education, Hirosaki University:
“Japanese Society and the Politics of the North Korean Threat is an important and timely book that speaks to important geopolitical issues.”
Tsuneo Akaha, Director, Center for East Asian Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey:
“Seung Hyok Lee thoroughly and convincingly documents how the abduction issue triggered a major transformation of societal discourse on Japan’s policy towards North Korea. Those interested in Japan’s policy towards North Korea will find Lee’sbook fascinating and refreshing.”