Based on original fieldwork including interviews held with Japanese officials, this text provides important new insight into Japan and East Asian relations, principally through the close examination of changes in Japanas regional policy. Furthering discussions on Japanas new regional activism, Hayashi explores how Japan and East Asian relations have developed, how Japanas regional policy has changed, and why. In addition, the book challenges conventional views on Japanese foreign policy, arguing that it is not reactive but incrementally effective. The book incorporates three major case studies that provide detailed narratives and analysis of Japan and Washingtonas diverging ideological approaches, Japanas policies towards the East Asian financial crisis, and its policies towards East Asian regionalism.World Bank Tokyo Office homepage, alt;www.worldbank.or.jp/11press/update/ P71 .htmlagt; (accessed 12 December 2001). ... For a comprehensive comparison between Japan and Washington concerning views on the crisis, see Aramaki ( 1999). ... The new version argues that the crisis was caused partly by macroeconomic imbalances, and does not emphasise the governance problem in affected countriesanbsp;...
|Title||:||Japan and East Asian Monetary Regionalism|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2006-06-19|