Energy Cooperation between the US and Japan
In this chapter, I would like to address the question of energy cooperation between the US and Japan. US-Japan energy relations are often a point of focus in the discussion of US-Japan trade friction, or are seen as an immediate remedy to the trade imbalance between the two countries. Typically, as in the US demand to expand coal trade with Japan and in the field of energy as well, there are many different voices, saying such things as, ‘Japan should increase imports’, or ‘the issues must be solved in a short period of time’. I am not denying that there is trade friction associated with US-Japan energy issues, and I would strongly like to see US-Japan energy trade enlarged, thereby strengthening US-Japan energy security, as well as contributing to improved US-Japan trade relations.
KeywordsEnergy Security Coke Coal Energy Cooperation Trade Imbalance Cook Inlet
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