The Domestic Politics of Japan’s Regional Foreign Economic Policies

Part of the The Political Economy of the Asia Pacific book series (PEAP)


Japan has been a prime mover of East Asian economic regionalism ever since the late 1980s, albeit not without often fierce domestic resistance at various key junctures. Indeed, Japan’s often resistant role in Pacific and Asian regionalism has been bound up with its domestic politics, both intrabureaucratic and intercoalitional politics. In order to fully understand Japan’s changing policies toward regionalism, we need to identify domestic obstacles for further liberalization and how they interact with regional and international environments.


Free Trade Liberal Democratic Party Domestic Politics House Election Electoral Reform 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific StudiesUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA

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