Globalization and Regionalization

  • Moon Chung-in
  • Park Han-kyu


Japan’s foreign policy is facing major challenges as it adjusts to the emerging international environment of the post-Cold War era. Japan has traditionally adopted a reactive, incremental, and risk-minimizing foreign policy, the maneuvers of which have been limited by the historical burden of imperial expansion and defeat in the Pacific War, postwar institutional constraints determined by the peace constitution, and the shadow of the American security umbrella. These historical and structural constraints have enabled Japan to avoid involvement in international politico-military affairs and, instead, concentrate on maximizing its economic interests. This policy orientation has allowed Japan to achieve, in a relatively short time, an almost unprecedented degree of economic success.


Foreign Direct Investment Foreign Policy Asia Development Bank Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation Official Development Assistance 
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