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Central Asia : Japan's new 'old' frontier

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dc.contributor.author Dadabaev, Timur
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-09T00:32:29Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-09T00:32:29Z
dc.date.issued 2019-02
dc.identifier.issn 1522-0966
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/61904
dc.description For more about the East-West Center, see <a href="http://www.eastwestcenter.org/">http://www.eastwestcenter.org/</a>
dc.description.abstract Japanese Silk Road Diplomacy, launched in 1997 by Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto, was to become one of the first international diplomatic initiatives appealing to the connectivity and revival of the Silk Road within Central Asia (CA). Subsequently, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi dispatched a "Silk Road Energy Mission" in July of 2002, launched the "Central Asia plus Japan" region-building initiative in August 2004, and visited CA in 2006. Most recently, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited all five CA states in 2015. Collectively, these initiatives demonstrate that CA is Japan's latest "frontier" in Asia, where its presence can be further expanded. For CA states, Japanese involvement in the region represents an attempt to balance Russian and Chinese engagements, while offering access to the technologies and knowledge needed to upgrade their economies' industrial structures.
dc.format.extent 11 p.
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher Honolulu, HI : East-West Center
dc.relation.ispartofseries AsiaPacific issues;no. 136
dc.subject.lcsh Japan - Foreign relations - Asia, Central
dc.subject.lcsh Asia, Central - Foreign relations - Japan
dc.subject.lcsh Economic assistance, Japanese - Asia, Central
dc.title Central Asia : Japan's new 'old' frontier
dc.type Report
dc.type.dcmi Text
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