Japan s China Policy understands Japan s foreign policy in terms of power one of the most central concepts of political analysis It contributes a fresh understanding to the subject by developing relational power as an analytical framework and by applying it to significant issues in Japan s China policy the negotiations for a bilateral investment protection treaty and the disputed Pinnacle Senkaku Diaoyu IslandsHagstr m demonstrates that Japan exerted power over China in such divergent empirical settings for the most part by using civilian instruments positively, defensively and through non action Given that Japan s foreign policy is often portrayed rather enigmatically in terms of power, the unique contribution of Japan s China Policy is to demonstrate how to analyze power aspects of Japan s foreign policy in a coherent fashionThis revealing approach to Japan s foreign policy will be of huge interest to anyone studying Japanese politics, foreign policy or international relations