Accession Number : ADA254053


Title :   Japan and Her Regional Rivals


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE COLL WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Moon, Chung-in


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254053.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : The contemporary international system is undergoing profound structural transformations. German unification, the dramatic dissolution of the warsaw pact the new detente between Washington and Moscow, and the metamorphosis of the Soviet Union into an ordinary state for national unity and economic survival have radically restructured the international political landscape. The coming end of the Cold War is visible all over the world, from the remote comer of the Baltic Sea to the Pacific. This paper is designed to explore these questions by looking into the evolving patterns of economic interactions between Japan and her regional rivals in the context of a changing international system. The first part of this paper examines the nature of Japanese regional economic dominance in historical perspective. The second and third sections trace the origins and shifting patterns of competitive advantages between Japan and her regional rivals, and delineate empirical dimensions of their competition. The fourth explores options available to Japan for dealing with regional economic challenges by elucidating the dynamic interplay of international system and domestic structure. Finally, the paper discusses the overall implications of Japanese management strategies and her regional rival's responses in the context of changing East-West relations. Workshop presentation: Changing east-west relations: Implications for east and southeast Asia.


Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP , *ECONOMICS , *JAPAN , USSR , THREATS , QUALITY , COLD WAR , INTERNATIONAL , DOMESTIC , EAST WEST RELATIONS , DETENTE , BALTIC SEA , TRANSFORMATIONS , ASIA , COOPERATION , SOUTHEAST ASIA , OCEANS , POWER , SHIFTING , STRUCTURES , SECURITY , NATIONS , NATIONAL SECURITY


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Geography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE