Diplomatic Strategies: The Pacific Islands and Japan
AbstractJapan is a leading distant water fishing nation, aid donor and trading partner in the Pacific island region. The question that this paper addresses is how do, or how might, Pacific island countries maximise their interests in dealing with Japan. The paper explores various regional strategies that Pacific island countries have utilised, especially in the area of fisheries diplomacy. The purpose of the analysis is to identify where regional cooperation has worked or could work, and to thus establish a clearer basis for regional or collective diplomacy. It argues that extreme disparities between Japan and the Pacific island states may be balanced to some extent by regional strategies. States may enhance their leverage through a combination of collective diplomacy, building ‘alliances’ with other external powers and exploiting opportunities provided by new international regimes. They may even gain advantage from bureaucratic divisions and rivalry within Japan’s foreign policy and fisheries administrations.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Australia-Japan Research Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University in its series Asia Pacific Economic Papers with number 269.
Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: Jul 1997
Date of revision:
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- F50 - International Economics - - International Relations and International Political Economy - - - General
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Jill Mowbray-Tsutsumi).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.