A Role for Japan in Micronesia,
NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON D C STRATEGIC RESEARCH GROUP
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The brief study examines an increased role for Japan in the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands TTPI. The study shows that 1 US stewardship in Micronesia at least in the economic arena has met with only limited success 2 Japan, on the other hand, was very successful in developing the resources of Micronesia and 3 the interests of Japan, the US and, to a lesser degree, Micronesia support such an initiative. Three possible roles for Japan are analyzed 1 An increase in capital investment in the TTPI 2 establishment of a transshipment port with a refinery and large storage area on Babelthaup in Palau on 3 eventual sharing of the mission of Western Pacific sea land protection. An attempt is also made to tie Japanese bases particularly Yokosuka and Sasebo to the concept of joint US-Japanese protection of these sea lanes.
- Government and Political Science