Japan's New Global Role (Google eBook)

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Brookings Institution Press, 1993 - Political Science - 320 pages
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Since 1980, Japan's international economic position has undergone a historic transformation that is now having significant consequences for Japan, the United States, Europe, and other countries around the world. In this book, Edward J. Lincoln analyzes the major economic changes that occurred in Japan during the 1980s, including macroeconomic shifts, financial deregulation, yen appreciation, rising labor costs brought on by long-term demographic changes, and technological success. Since 1945, the Japanese have shied away from active involvement in most of the complications and problems of the international community. Now, however, a surge in outward foreign investment, particularly direct investment, has involved the nation, more intimately with the outside world than in the past. As a result, Japan has had to cope with some difficult new questions: how to participate meaningfully in the work of the major multilateral economic institutions and the United Nations, how to expand or change the country's foreign aid program, how to take part in the intentional debate on environmental policy, and how deeply to become involved in solving the world's political problems. Lincoln asserts that overcoming the string of insularity and passivism for the years since 1945 will not be easy. He proposes several specific policies that would lead Japan toward a more productive international engagement and suggests that these changes will also serve the objectives of American foreign policy. The 1993 elections and the new coalition government in Japan offer a greater possibility of domestic change; the mood of the nation has shifted away from continued acceptance of the policies of the past. There is now agreater opportunity for the American government to engage in a productive dialogue that can encourage Japan toward a more open and active global role.
  

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Contents

A Historic Transformation
1
A Reluctant Arrival
2
The Domestic Policy Environment
4
A Leadership Role?
6
A Higher Profile
8
Military Involvement?
10
The American Policy Agenda
11
Security without Military Force
13
International Environmental Policy
148
Conclusion
158
A Focus on the AsiaPacific Region
160
The Past
161
The New Japanese Interest in Asia
165
Trade Ties
172
Investment
175
Foreign Aid
181

The Domestic Roots of Change
16
Current Account Surpluses
17
Financial Deregulation
27
Yen Appreciation
29
Demographic Change
34
Technology
44
Overall Economic Confidence
51
Conclusion
54
The Economic Dimensions of International Outreach
56
Investment
57
Merchandise Trade
84
Technology Flow
93
Foreign Workers
96
Other Human Interaction
98
Conclusion
106
Policy Dimensions of Outreach
109
Foreign Aid
111
Participation in Multilateral Organizations
133
The International Extension of Administrative Guidance
145
The Yen and Financial Regionalism
183
A Special Relationship with China
186
Other Socialist Countries
191
Conclusion
199
The Limits of Economic Power
201
Temporary Problems?
202
Structural Problems
207
An Economic Definition of Participation
212
The 199091 Gulf Crisis
219
Conclusion
238
Responses to a Changing Japan
241
American Goals
242
Japans National Economic Interest
244
Military Security
253
A Nonmilitary Alternative
258
Conclusion
266
NOTES
268
Index
313
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Japan's New Global Role by Edward J. Lincoln at Questia Online Library
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Regionalism and Asia
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Fundamental issues in the United States-Japan economic relations
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About the author (1993)

Lincoln is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. He has served as Speical Economic Advisor to Ambassador Walter Mondale in Tokoyo.

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