冷战时期日本对朝鲜政策分析/The Analysis of Japanese Policy towards Korea
For Japan’s part, Korean peninsula bears a strategically meaningful importance. In spite of the fact that the Second World War terminated the 36 years of colonial domination over Korea and that Japan lost the control of this peninsula, the existence of Cold War and American-predominant diplomacy made the Japanese policies towards Korea characterized as both restrainable and contactable. For Japan, the crux of the problem involving Japanese-Korean relationship is how to combine and balance the two-sided strategies appropriately, which is the key point in the development of Japanese-Korean relationship beneficial to Japan. Otherwise, the hope that “Japan reinforces the control over Korean peninsula” will be dashed to the ground; the aim “to dominate the Asian-Pacific affairs” can not be realized; furthermore, the desire “to be a politically powerful state” will end as “a castle in the air.” Consequently, a normalized Japanese-Korean relationship is what Japan expects to have, which, however, can not be realized in a short time. There is still a long way to go to ameliorate the Japanese-Korean relationship.