An Essay on the Relationship between "Cool Japan" and Trade Policy (Japanese)
Although the Cool Japan policy consists mostly of export promotion policies and thus is deeply related to trade policy, its trade-related issues have not been investigated in detail. If Japan is to further such export promotion policies, however, it is inevitable that these issues must be managed. This paper thus discusses how such export promotion policies could be understood from a trade policy perspective. This paper first takes an overview of the Cool Japan export promotion policies (backgrounds, definitions, objectives, approaches, examples, evaluations, etc.), and then proposes trade-related issues to be considered when driving them forward. Such issues include (1) how the "purpose" of the Cool Japan export promotion policies, i.e. the spread of Japan's lifestyle and values to the world's consumers, might be disputed by other countries; (2) Cool Japan export promotion policies suggest that the long-accepted dichotomy of promoting free trade in cultural goods/services versus protecting cultural diversity is, in fact, not a trade-off, and that Japan may be able to act as a "third party" in trade negotiations for cultural goods/services to achieve both at the same time; (3) "Corporate foreign policy"—which is proposed to be necessary in forming truly effective World Trade Organization (WTO) related trade policy—might also be indispensable in forming truly effective Cool Japan export promotion policies.
|Date of creation:||Jul 2013|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: 11th floor, Annex, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) 1-3-1, Kasumigaseki Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8901|
Web page: http://www.rieti.go.jp/
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eti:rdpsjp:13051. See general 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: (NUKATANI Sorahiko)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.