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Asia Pacific Fusion: Japan's Role in APEC


  • Yoichi Funabashi


Japanese journalist Yoichi Funabashi has written the first in-depth study of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum based on extensive interviews with heads of state and government officials in the region. A key force behind APEC, he argues, is a potential "fusion" of Asia-Pacific civilizations propelled by the region s dynamic economic integration. He recounts APEC s six-year history, assesses its potential, and examines the power politics of the region. Released just before the Osaka summit hosted by Japan in November 1995, this book looks closely at Japan's interests in APEC and its relations with countries in the region. It provides an intellectual framework for the future evolution of APEC itself and for Japan's role in that institution.

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  • Yoichi Funabashi, 1995. "Asia Pacific Fusion: Japan's Role in APEC," Peterson Institute Press: All Books, Peterson Institute for International Economics, number 21, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:iie:ppress:21

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    2. Hidetaka Yoshimatsu, 2001. "TRADE POLICY IN TRANSITION? political economy of antidumping in Japan," Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(1), pages 22-46.
    3. Hamanaka, Shintaro, 2018. "Theorizing regional group formation : anatomy of regional institutions from a membership perspective," IDE Discussion Papers 683, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
    4. Drysdale, Peter, 1998. "Japan's approach to Asia Pacific economic cooperation," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 9(4), pages 547-554.

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