Gathering Support at the Domestic and International Levels
The end of the East-West confrontation gave new importance to the UN Security Council while at the same time giving rise to new initiatives to reform the UN organization and the Security Council in particular. This development, actively encouraged by Japan’s diplomats in New York, provided the Japanese government with not just an opportunity but even an invitation to clarify its ideas on Security Council reform and to launch a public candidature for permanent membership.
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