Japan's Two-Track Aid Approach: The Forces behind Competing Triads

  title={Japan's Two-Track Aid Approach: The Forces behind Competing Triads},
  author={S. Katada},
  journal={Asian Survey},
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 Foreign Affairs (MOFA)—the main aid ministry—submitted an official development assistance (ODA) budget request for the 2002 fiscal year (FY) that was 10% below that of the previous year. Japan’s decade-long economic recession and budgetary difficulties had produced a first attempt to reduce the ODA budget in… Expand
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