Japan’s Contributions to International Society: The Limits Imposed by Domestic Political Structures

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In the light of its new international responsibilities in a post-Cold War system there is no more pressing issue for Japan than its internationalisation. It is true that Japan can boast rapidly expanding economic and political ties with the rest of the world, but it would be naive to think that internationalisation merely means the increase of cross-border information or human exchanges. Although this is a necessary condition for true progress in Japan’s understanding of, and responsiveness to, the expectations of the international community, it is not sufficient.


Private Sector Economic Cooperation Advisory Council Official Development Assistance Recipient Government 
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