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Two aid hegemons: Japanese-US interaction and aid allocation to Latin America and the Caribbean
Abstract Foreign aid serves many purposes. By analyzing Japan's aid-giving behavior to Latin America and the Caribbean during 1971–1991, I found that the Japanese government has pursued various goalsExpand
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Japan's Two-Track Aid Approach: The Forces behind Competing Triads
The seemingly solid commitment of the Japanese government supporting the country’s position as the world’s largest aid donor since 1989 is now in question. In August 2001, the Ministry of ForeignExpand
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Why did Japan Suspend Foreign Aid to China? Japan's Foreign Aid Decision-making and Sources of Aid Sanction
The Japanese government has suspended part of its foreign aid to China twice in the past 12 years: first in 1989 after the Tiananmen Square incident, and secondly in response to China’s nuclearExpand
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Japan and Asian Monetary Regionalisation: Cultivating a New Regional Leadership after the Asian Financial Crisis
The Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 left many marks in the political economy of Asia, among which is the (re)emergence of Japan's interest in taking a leadership role in defining and strengtheningExpand
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Trading Gains for Control: International Trade Forums and Japanese Economic Diplomacy
The explosive proliferation of trade forums poses fundamental questions about why states forum-shop as they pursue liberalization. We advance a novel argument linking the institutional design ofExpand
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From a supporter to a challenger? Japan's currency leadership in dollar-dominated East Asia
ABSTRACT The dollar dominance in East Asia has depended on its regional support. Japan's supportive policy toward the dollar, however, shifted in the late 1990s as the Japanese government began toExpand
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Theorizing the Financial Statecraft of Emerging Powers
‘Financial statecraft’, or the intentional use of credit, investment and currency levers by the incumbent governments of creditor – and sometimes debtor – states for both international economic andExpand
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The Japan-Mexico FTA: A Cross-Regional Step in the Path towards Asian Regionalism
Introduction To most observers, Japan and Mexico seem distant economic partners, with only a modest volume of bilateral' trade and foreign direct investment and a large geographical and cultural gulfExpand
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