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Japan in Central Asia

Strategies, Initiatives, and Neighboring Powers

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Part of the Politics and History in Central Asia book series (PSPSCA)

About this book


This volume details the evolution of Japan's foreign policy and its initiatives with respect to Central Asia. This volume provides insights into the security, political, and economic aspects of cooperation between CA states and Japan and the features that characterize these relations.


Silk Road Diplomacy Japanese Eurasian Diplomacy International Relations in Central Asia Diplomacy foreign policy international relations

About the authors

Timur Dadabaev is Professor at University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Japan.

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“Japan in Central Asia … can be viewed as a welcome addition to this growing literature in the international relations study and comparative politics. It also stands as a useful contribution to the field of Japanese study … . Apart from shedding light on Japan’s engagement in the largely understudied region, providing these triggers for future major research agendas can be seen as another important contribution this book makes to the field of international relations and Japanese studies.” (Kuniko Ashizawa, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Vol. 17 (1), January, 2017)

“Timur Dadabaev’s book is a milestone, as it not only represents the first English-language monograph on this under-researched subject, but also as it is researched and written by a Central Asian scholar based in Japan. … Besides its scholarly implications for a series of key disciplines, the volume is also useful for policymakers and practitioners. … Timur Dadabaev’s intellectually stimulating and thought-provoking monograph has laid a remarkable foundation.” (Nikolay Murashkin, Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 68 (9), 2016)