Influencing the imagined ‘polar regions’: the politics of Japan's Arctic and Antarctic policies

@article{Tonami2017InfluencingTI,
  title={Influencing the imagined ‘polar regions’: the politics of Japan's Arctic and Antarctic policies},
  author={Aki Tonami},
  journal={Polar Record},
  year={2017},
  volume={53},
  pages={489-497}
}
  • Aki Tonami
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • Polar Record
  • How does a state that is not a ‘natural’ Arctic or Antarctic state perceive the polar regions, interpret their roles in its foreign policy and translate this into actual polar policy? This paper seeks to answer these questions by comparing the Arctic and Antarctic policies of Japan. The paper shows that Japan's national image of the polar regions as a combined region began before World War II due to its imperial past of joining the race to the Antarctic and the Arctic. However, from a policy… CONTINUE READING
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