: us ISBN 9780312226169
The changing global geopolitical balance in the 1990s has prompted Japan to reassess its international role and to question the bases upon which its foreign economic policies have rested for the past half century. Similarly, the internal developments of the European Community (now the European Union) have been underlined by the need to view Europe within a new global context. In order to fulfil these new orientations, it is becoming ever more important to address international issues through cooperation.
This book traces the history of mutual interaction between Japan and the EU and shows how their growing cooperation provides the foundations for a significant partnership for the twenty-first century. In examining the development of that cooperation, the book also analyses the importance of mutual perceptions for creating the right environment in which bilateral relations may prosper. It also shows how the types of cooperative structures which have developed over time to sustain the Japan-EU relationship have helped to define the type of role Japan-EU relations can play at the start of the new millennium.
: uk ISBN 9780333764886
Relations between Japan and the EU rarely hit the headlines. Yet, based upon decades of incremental developments, their bilateral partnership has come to cover a wide range of activities. This book traces the history of that mutual interaction and assesses how Japan and the EU have the potential to offer joint solutions to current problems.
List of Tables Preface Introduction: Assessing Bilateral Relations Developing Co-operation, 1950-1990s Japan and its Changing Views of Europe European Integration and Changing Views of Japan The 1990s: A New Era in Japan-EU Relations Co-operation in Regional Forums Addressing Global Agenda Conclusion: A Partnership for the 21st Century? Appendix I: Joint Declaration Appendix II: Chronology of Japan-EU Relations Bibliography Glossary Index
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