Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional (RBPI)
Instituto Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais (IBRI)
Using a neoclassical realist model, this paper builds an analytical model to understand how countries are able to change or adjust their security and foreign policies. The article analyzes Japan’s foreign and security policies under the Shinzo Abe government, exploring how the Japanese government’s internal and international propaganda on Chinese maritime assertiveness and the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands issue influenced the government’s capacity to mobilize resources in order to transform security policies and legitimize Japan’s military role in the Asia Pacific.
Security, Foreign Policy, Political Theory, Military Strategy, and Propaganda