SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentSophomore Class of Department of Diplomacy
Course NameForeign Policy of Japan
InstructorLIOU TO-HAI
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Week 1: Introduction: Approaches to studying Japan’s foreign economic relations: a major characteristic of Japanese foreign policy



Week 2: Economic diplomacy: a major characteristic of Japanese foreign policy (ODA, FDI, EPA)



Reinhard Drifte, Japan's Foreign Policy for the Twenty First Century: From Economic Superpower to What Power? (St Antony's Series) Palgrave Macmillan, 1998.



Drifte, Chapter 6 Economic Power, pp. 65-75.



Philip J. Meeks, "Japan and Global Economic Hegemony," in Tsuneo Akaha and Frank Langdon (eds) Japan in the Posthegemonic World, Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1993, pp. 41-68.



Drifte, Chapter 7 Trilateral Economic Interdependence, pp. 76-91.



Juichi Inada, "Japan's Aid Diplomacy: Economic, Political or Strategic?," Kathleen Newland (ed.) The International Relations of Japan, London: Millennium Publishing Group, 1990, pp. 100-120.



Hidetaka Yoshimatsu, Dennis D. Trinidad,Development Assistance, Strategic Interests, and the China Factor in Japan's Role in ASEAN Integration,” Japanese Journal of Political Science11. 2 (August 2010): 199-219.



Week 3: Japan’s EPA Policy, China’s Rise and Asian Economic Integration



Hitomi Koyama, Barry Buzan, Rethinking Japan in Mainstream International Relations, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Volume 19, Issue 2, May 2019, pp. 185–212, https://doi.org/10.1093/irap/lcy013



Yul Sohn, “Japan's New Regionalism: China Shock, Values, and the East Asian Community," Asian Survey, May/Jun 2010. Vol. 50, Iss. 3; pp. 497-519.



Michael Auslin, “Japan’s National Power in a Shifting Global Balance,”



Strategic Asia 2015–16: Foundations of National Power in the Asia-Pacific

Nov 2015



Week 4: Japan-China Relations



Xiaojun Li, Adam Y Liu, Business as Usual? Economic Responses to Political Tensions between China and Japan, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Volume 19, Issue 2, May 2019, pp. 213–236, https://doi.org/10.1093/irap/lcx020



Timur Dadabaev,Chinese and Japanese Foreign Policies towards Central Asia from a Comparative Perspective,” The Pacific Review, 2014 Vol. 27, No. 1, 123–145, http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rpre20



Brendan Howe, Between Normality and Uniqueness: Unwrapping the Enigma of Japanese Security Policy Decision-Making,” Modern Asian Studies44.6 (Nov 2010): 1313-1336.



Glenn D. Hook, Julie Gilson, Christopher W. Hughes and Hugo Dobson, Japan’s International Relations: Politics, Economics and Security, Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies, London: Routledge, 2001, pp. 164-173.



June Teufel Dreyer, “Sino-Japanese Rivalry and Its Implications for Developing Nations,” Asian Survey Aug 2006, Vol. 46, No. 4: 538-557.



Airiti Library 華藝線上圖書館: Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies http://www.airitilibrary.com/IssueResult.aspx?PublicationID=18163092&IssueID=201012140024&IssueName=15%u671F



http://www.bilaterals.org/spip.php?rubrique82&lang=en



Week 5: Japan and NEA



Japan-Taiwan Economic Relations: Officially Strangers, Unofficially Friends http://www.nippon.com/en/in-depth/a02204/



Nojima Tsuyoshi, “A New Administration in Taiwan: Prospects for Relations with Japan,” 2016.7.1, http://www.nippon.com/en/column/g00372/



Bridges, Brian; Chan, Che-po, “Looking North: Taiwan's Relations with Japan under Chen Shui-bian,” Pacific Affairs 81.4 (Winter 2008/2009): 577-596,509-510.



Sun, Jing, Japan-Taiwan Relations: Unofficial in Name Only,” Asian Survey/Oct 2007): 790-810.



Japan –South Korea Economic Relations



Hook, Gilson, Hughes and Dobson, pp. 173-182.



Colbert, Evelyn, "Japan and the Republic of Korea: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," Asian Survey, Vol. XXVL, No. 3, March 1986, pp. 273-29.



Kim Hosupk, “Evaluation of President Roh Moo-hyun's Policy Toward Japan,” Korea Focus, November- December 2005, Vol. 13, No. 6, http://www.koreafocus.or.kr/essays.asp?vol=43&no=1229§ion=1



Week 6: Japan-ASEAN Economic Relations



Andrea Pressello, Japan and the shaping of post-Vietnam War Southeast Asia: Japanese diplomacy and the Cambodian conflict, 1978-1993, Routledge, 2017.



Sueo Sudo, "Japan's ASEAN Policy: Reactive or Proactive in the Face of A Rising China in East Asia? ," Asian Perspective33.1 (2009): 137-158.



Sueo Sudo, The Fukuda Doctrine and ASEAN: New Dimensions in Japanese Foreign Policy, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies; 1992. [327.52S943; 697211]



Heinrich Kreft, "Japan's Links with East and Southeast Asia," Aussenpoitik, January 1996, pp. 71-81.



Ronald Bruce St John, "Japan's Moment in Indochina: Washington Initiative...Tokyo Success," Asian Survey, July 1995, pp.668-681.



To-hai Liou, "Japan's Responses to AEC and RCEP," International Conference on the Establishment of the AEC and RCEP: Challenges and Opportunities, July 29, 2015.



http://www.aseancenter.org.tw/upload/files/Liou_Paper.pdf



Tzu-Ting Huang, "Japan's FTA Strategy in the 21th Century: Leveraging between RCEP and TPP," Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies(WTO研究), Vol. 28, 2016, pp. 29-74.



Edwin Van De Haar, "Philippine Trade Policy and the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA)1," Contemporary Southeast Asia33.1 (Apr 2011): 113-139.



David Arase, "Japan's Foreign Aid to Thailand and the Philippines / The New Multilateralism in Japan's Foreign Policy, the American Political Science Review91.4 (Dec 1997): 1011-1012.



Fumitaka Furuoka, "Malaysia-Japan Relations under the Mahathir Administration: Case Studies of the ‘Look East’ Policy and Japanese Investment in Malaysia,” Asian Survey. May/Jun 2007. Vol. 47, No. 3; pp. 505-519.



Hook, Gilson, Hughes and Dobson, pp. 183-206.



Week 7: Japan’s relations with Indo-Pacific



To-hai Liou, 2013, “India’s Approach to Asian Economic Integration,” Chapter 7, The Rise of India印度崛起, Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, pp. 154-186.



Henry Laurence,Japan’s Proactive Foreign Policy and the Rise of the BRICS,” Asian Perspective, 2007, Vol. 31, No. 4; pp. 177-203.



Lalima Varma, Japan-South Asia : security and economic perspectives, New Delhi : Lancer Books, c2000 327.5205 J35-III 國研四樓



Joshi Sanjana, The Geopolitical Context of Changing Japan-India Relations ,” UNISCI Discussion Papers 32 (May 2013): 117-136.



Japan-Australia Economic Relations



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia%E2%80%93Japan_relations



To-hai Liou, "Australia-Japanese Relations in the Post-Cold War Era," "Taiwanese Journal of Australian Studies(澳洲研究), Vol. 1, 2000, pp. 153-178.



Andrew O'Neil, "Australia, Japan, and East Asia’s Evolving Strategic Environment," Taiwanese Journal of Australian Studies, Vol. 7, 2006, pp. 81-107.



Malcolm Cook, The future of Australia-Japan Relations, Lowy Institute for International Policy, 2007, http://www.lowyinstitute.org/Publication.asp?pid=707



Anno, Tadashi,Japanese domestic politics and security cooperation with Australia: the limits of 'normalisation',” Australian Journal of International Affairs, Feb 2011, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p24-39



Wilkins, Thomas S.”Japan's alliance diversification: a comparative analysis of the Indian and Australian strategic partnerships,” International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Jan 2011, Vol. 11, Issue 1, 115-155



 Week 8: Japan’s Relations with NAFTA



T. David Mason and Abdul M. Turay (ed) Japan, NAFTA and Europe: Trilateral Cooperation or Confrontation? , 2016



Mireya Solís, Saori N Katada, "The Japan-Mexico FTA: A Cross-Regional Step in the Path towards Asian Regionalism," Pacific Affairs, Vancouver: Summer 2007. Vol. 80, No. 2; pp. 279-301.



Week 9: Japan-EU Economic Relations



Ryo Oshiba, A Japanese View of the EU,” Perspectives20.2 (2012): 103-128,142.



Week 10: Mid term Exam



Week 11: Japan-Middle East Economic Relations



Irina Ionela Pop, “China's Energy Strategy in Central Asia: Interactions with Russia, India and Japan,” UNISCI Discussion Papers, 24 (Oct 2010): 197-220.



Week 12: Japan-Turkey Economic Relations



Scott Morrison, Japan and Turkey: The Contours and Current Status of an Economic Partnership/Free Trade Agreement Insight Turkey16.2 (Spring 2014): 183-195.



K Ali Akkemik, Is Turkey Turning Its Face Away From Japan to China and Korea? Evidence from Trade Relations Perceptions21.1 (Spring 2016): 45-62.



Selçuk Çolakoglu, Turkey's East Asian Policy: From Security Concerns to Trade Partnerships Perceptions17.4 (Winter 2012): 129-158.



Bahadir Pehlivanturk, Turkish-Japanese Relations: Turning romanticism into rationality,” International Journal67.1 (Winter 2011/2012): 101-117.



Week 13:Japan- Central Asia Economic Relations



 



Lutfullah Mangi, Dynamics of Japan-Central Asia Relations,” The Journal of Central Asian Studies 20.1 (2011): 125-134.



Michael Auslin, “Japan’s National Power in a Shifting Global Balance,”



Strategic Asia 2015–16: Foundations of National Power in the Asia-Pacific



Week 14:Japan-Latin America Economic Relations



Ruben Berrios, “Japan's Economic Presence in Latin America,”Latin American Politics and Society43.2 (Summer 2001): 147-161



Week 15:Japan-Africa Economic Relations



Ilunga Tchoma Kitenge, Japan-Africa Relations,” African Studies Quarterly 12.2 (Winter 2011): 89-91.



Howard Lehman, Japan's Foreign Aid Policy to Africa Since the Tokyo International Conference on African DevelopmentJapan-Africa Relations,” Pacific Affairs 78.3 (Fall 2005): 423-442,347,352.



Week 16:Oral Presentation (20 minutes for each presenter, ten minutes for each presentation, 10 minutes for Q&A)



Week 17:Oral Presentation



Week 18:Oral Presentation



Students are required to prepare for group debate, individual paper oral presentation and written paper.  As a result, in addition to attending lectures every week, they have to prepare for group debate themselves and group meetings at least two hours weekly in the first half of course. Then, they need to prepare for their individual oral presentation and written papers at least two hours weekly in the second half of course, in particular after the mid term exam. 



 


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Grade: midterm exam (30%); Group debate (20%); individual paper oral presentation (20%); paper (20%); class performance (10%)



 


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