Japan and the New Silk Road

Publisher: Taylor and Francis Release date: 2020-02-07

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This book presents a study of Japanese involvement in post-Soviet Central Asia since the independence of these countries in 1991, examining the reasons for progress and stagnation in this multi-lateral relationship.Featuring interviews with decision-makers and experts from Japan, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, and the Philippines, this book argues that Japan's impact on Central Asia and its connectivity has been underappreciated. It demonstrates that Japan's infrastructural footprint in the New Silk Road significantly pre-dated China's Belt and Road Initiative, and that the financial and policy contribution driven by Japanese officials was of a similar order of magnitude. It also goes on to show that Japan was the first major power outside of post-Soviet Central Asia to articulate a dedicated Silk Road diplomacy vis-vis the region before the United States and China, and the first to sponsor pivotal assistance.Being the first detailed analytical account of the diplomatic impact made on the New Silk Road by various Japanese actors beyond formal diplomacy, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese politics, as well as Asian politics and international politics more generally.

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Genre: Central Asia

Collection: Routledge

Type: EPub

Pages: 226

ISBN: 9780429656743

Additional Information

Genre: Central Asia

Collection: Routledge

Type: EPub

Pages: 226

ISBN: 9780429656743

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