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Japan's Aid Diplomacy and the Pacific Islands

Tarte, Sandra


In the 1980s Japan rose to prominence as a leading aid donor to the Pacific island countries. In this study the factors that have motivated and shaped Japan's official development assistance towards the Pacific islands are explored. The unique characteristics of this region and Japan's interests—primarily as a fishing power— are shown to have profoundly influenced and politicised Japan's role as an aid donor. Access to the region's rich resource of tuna has been the most enduring of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Pacific Institute
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