The Japan-Mexico FTA: A Cross-Regional Step in the Path towards Asian Regionalism

@article{Sols2007TheJF,
  title={The Japan-Mexico FTA: A Cross-Regional Step in the Path towards Asian Regionalism},
  author={M. Sol{\'i}s and S. Katada},
  journal={Pacific Affairs},
  year={2007},
  volume={80},
  pages={279-301}
}
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 gulf between them. By this account, the Japanese decision to negotiate with Mexico is puzzling if not downright nonsensical. Why would Japan invest so much political capital in the negotiation of a complex free trade agreement (FTA) with a nation accounting for such a minuscule share of its… Expand
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