Japan’s Foreign Economic Relations Trends in the Commodity and Regional Structure

  • Günther Heiduk


The outstanding performance of Japanese exports in the world markets was only possible in the liberal climate of the world trade system after 1945. Since Japanese exports continue to be highly dynamic and successful, commodities from the Far East are no longer regarded as a contribution to higher welfare due to efficient use of the advantages of international division of labour but as a threat to domestic industry and jobs. In fact, the liberal world trade system is imperiled, and a network of hidden and open non-tariff barriers and bilateral agreements is beginning to cover the international exchange of commodities and services. Japan now faces a new situation which will deeply influence its foreign trade. However, before evaluating the situation it is necessary to know the causes and the development of the Japanese performance in this area.


Direct Investment Foreign Trade Trade Balance Transport Equipment Foreign Technology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Günther Heiduk
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  1. 1.Universität DuisburgDuisburg 1Germany

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