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The Japanese origins of PAFTAD: the beginning of an Asian Pacific economic community

Terada, Takashi


The Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) forum owes much of its existence to the enthusiasm and vision of three Japanese – Kiyoshi Kojima, Saburo Okita and Takeo Miki – an academic, a bureaucrat and a politician. This paper outlines the evolution of PAFTAD and shows how Japan’s thinking on regional cooperation was driven by two main forces – the formation of the EEC, which was seen as excluding trade from the region, and a desire to boost growth in developing Asian countries. There had been...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Pacific Economic Papers


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