A significant number of cases in the proposed book enable the readers to go beyond an understanding of each regionalist project, to a deeper understanding of theoretically generalizeable behavior pattern of Japan and other countries. Chunji Yun is a researcher at Yamaguchi University Japan. About the Series This well-established series with one of the pre-eminent institutions for Japanese Studies in Europe publishes cutting-edge research and authoritative introductory texts on modern Japan and the Japanese. Even if we observe a large discrepancy in certain traded commodities between two sides, we cannot immediately conclude which side has generated the inaccurate statistic. In this paper, we suggest that the use of trade statistics calculated in conjunction with Doing Business data is helpful in understanding overall as well as detailed commodity-level trade costs. The study also provides policy recommendations at both the industry and government levels. When debating the pros and cons of economic regionalism, haven't we focused enough on trade in goods at the expense of services? By developing the infrastructure at the border crossing points and the technologies for processing container trains Hilmola and Henttu, 2015 , the competitiveness of the overland transportation corridors may be improved.
The authors contend that although intraregional trade in East Asia is growing rapidly, a trade bloc is not necessarily forming. He authors several books and numerous journal articles in the field of international relations, political science, economics and international economic law. The book also comparatively analyzes political, financial and trade regionalisms. Asia's relatively high-level of regional bias of services trade can be explained by the following factors: i a relatively high prevalence of a shared language Chinese , which is essential to services trade, but not to goods trade; and ii the archipelagic nature of the region, which inhibits goods trade more than services trade. Does Japan possess the leadership qualities necessary for a nation assuming greater political responsibility in international affairs? This book explores the essential nature of regionalism by conducting a comprehensive analysis of more than 30 regionalist proposals made by Japan and other Asian countries throughout the post-war period.
This paper tests the hypothesized regionalism cycle using actual cases of regional institutions in the field of financial cooperation and regional summit meetings. The author demonstrates that the behavior pattern of external policy is extremely consistent in terms of the membership of regionalist organizations and discusses whether this new approach to regionalism holds explanatory power vis-a-vis regionalism outside Asia. This book explores the essential nature of regionalism by conducting a comprehensive analysis of more than 30 regionalist proposals made by Japan and other Asian countries throughout the post-war period. The contributors ask whether Japan has now attained, through sheer economic power and its political and cultural consequences, the predominance it once sought by overtly military means. With respect to de facto integration actual level of interdependence in terms of trade flows , the answer depends on which Asian countries are being considered and which indicator is being using to measure trade interdependence. This book will be of interest to scholars, postgraduate students and policy makers in the fields of international relations, Asian studies, international trade and regionalism.
Category: Political Science Author : Peter J. Chronology of Asian Financial Regionalism 4. The central aim of the book is to reveal the fact that policies with regard to regionalism have a pattern, in this case with a principal, though not an exclusive focus, on Japan. This competition is crucial to understanding the rise and fall of various regionalist projects. It specifically analyzes Japan's international trade in education from three different angles: status of international transactions of tertiary education services; the restrictions on international education services transactions as well as domestic regulations in education sectors; and the relevancy of domestic regulations in the education sector. By comparing transport and logistics with finance and insurance industries, this paper considers the critical determinants of the Singapore Shift.
This volume aims at presenting, through these analyses, an alternative view for and a perspective on future East Asian regionalism. This book will be of interest to graduates and academics interested in regionalism, international relations, international law and Asian studies. The paper also compares our bias-free indicator against existing survey governance indicators. To address these issues, Hamanaka 2012 has proposed a multiple mirror data method to identify misclassification. Purpose — The purpose of this paper is to identify major challenges that Asia-Pacific policy makers face in drawing up international logistics policies, and to seek possible solutions to the problems.
Findings — There are a lot of interesting experiences of overcoming logistics challenges, both inside and outside the Asia-Pacific region. Can regional integration effectively insulate East Asia from the vagaries of the international market? Author by : Peter J. Does Japan use foreign direct investment in Southeast Asia to achieve national goals? The first one is related to structural differences between countries due to the registration of commodities uniformity in data compilation methodology, non-compliance of statistical coverage, misclassification of goods and destination, geographical definition and indication of trading partners. The central aim of the book is to reveal the fact that policies with regard to regionalism have a pattern, in this case with a principal, though not an exclusive focus, on Japan. The book also comparatively analyzes political, financial and trade regionalisms. The author demonstrates that the behavior pattern of external policy is extremely consistent in terms of the membership of regionalist organizations and discusses whether this new approach to regionalism holds explanatory power vis-à-vis regionalism outside Asia. The paper discusses very practical issues in an analytically sound manner, using case method.
Chronology of Asian Diplomatic Regionalism 3. Category: Political Science Author : S. As they demonstrate, Asian countries, especially Japan, have held a strong desire to establish an Asia-only regional cooperation framework at least since the early 1990s. It should be also noted that the demarcation between the government and University Council in exercising power is ambiguous. The expert body of contributors consider issues such as: the nexus between domestic politics and foreign policy; environmental aid and management; human rights and democracy and conflict management. As noticed by Federico and Tena 1991 , these errors could be eliminated by standardization and international cooperation.
How have inter-state cooperation mechanisms, which were devised originally to deal with the problems of the past crisis, fared in the recent global economic turbulence? Unlike Doing Business, we can obtain long-term commodity-level trade costs if trade statistics are used. This volume aims at presenting, through these analyses, an alternative view for and a perspective on future East Asian regionalism. It then identifies how the two approaches differ in terms of evolutionary parameters including the timing of negotiations, scope of agreement, and development of membership. The author demonstrates that the behavior pattern of external policy is extremely consistent in terms of the membership of regionalist organizations and discusses whether this new approach to regionalism holds explanatory power vis-a-vis regionalism outside Asia. Fully updated and revised throughout, this new edition explores the various ways in which East Asian regionalism continues to deepen.