, the reader learns how and why the Japanese government uses green environmental and energy technology in its relations with developing countries. The state’s involvement, although rather unnoticed, is heavy, and the primary objectives are new markets abroad and the security of supply of resources
Korea, Iran or Burma. One does not need to look far for explanations for China’s growing interest in these countries. Economic and energy interests, geographical proximity and the importance of its diplomatic relationship with Russia explain this development. More complicated to answer are the questions
United Nations (UN) Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA ) in 2003; Admiral Giampaolo di Paola, who engaged in political dialogue on multiple occasions as the Military Committee Chairman of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ( NATO ) from 2008 to 2011 and then as Italy
Japan and the Balance of National Interests
A conceptual-study mode of economic diplomacy is combined with applied analysis of Japan’s economic diplomacy practice. The two approaches reinforce one another, yielding a conceptualization of economic diplomacy that is grounded in practical insights.
A comprehensive approach
A core argument in the book is that economic diplomacy, strategically, affirms that economic/commercial interests and political interests reinforce one another and should thus be seen in tandem. This contrasts with the predominant approach in the transatlantic world, which attaches relatively greater importance to the military–economic linkage in the quest for influence.
The case of Japan
Japan has employed economic diplomacy as a central instrument of its foreign policy and quest for national security since the post-war period. The reconfiguration of regional and global power that started in the 1990s encouraged the Japanese government, in coordination and cooperation with the private sector, to reassess its economic diplomacy policy.
Economic Diplomacy: Japan and the Balance of National Interests illuminates the debates underlying these shifts, the various ways by which Japan’s reinvention of its economic diplomacy is implemented, and the consequences for Japanese foreign policy at large.
The critical insights offered by the examination of Japan are pertinent for Western countries, as well as for other East Asian nations. They will be of interest to scholars and practitioners of diplomacy, international relations and international economic law and policy.
This book is the ninth volume in the Diplomatic Studies series, edited by Jan Melissen and published by Brill, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.
For more information see brill.com/economic-diplomacy-0.
Jean Michel Montsion
respect to natural resource development projects on traditional indigenous lands. These activities, some of which have been coordinated by the First Nations Energy and Mining Council ( fnemc ), include trade missions, the establishment of representative offices, and educational exchanges, among others. 3
motivation to address the global requirements of the 21st century, therein enhancing security for the sponsoring nations. Public diplomats also have an ancillary role in supporting other elements of international engagement, including promoting foreign investment, new energy resources, developmen- tal
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