Japan's aid diplomacy and the South Pacific
This thesis is a study of the factors that influence and shape Japan’s official development
assistance to the Pacific island countries. It is a case study of Japan’s aid diplomacy and
contributes to the broader debate about what drives Japan’s aid program and how to
interpret Japan’s role as an aid donor. The thesis argues that the issue of access to the
region’s fisheries resources has profoundly influenced and politicised Japan’s aid
relations with the Pacific island countries. But other...[Show more]
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