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Japan's 'green' economic diplomacy: environmental and energy technology and foreign relations

Okano-Heijmans, Marloes

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The Japanese government and business sector have long seen opportunities in making environmental protection a core feature of industrial policy. The �green� economic diplomacy-effort, which materialized in the late 1980s and largely builds on targeted domestic innovation policies, is now entering new ground. Assessing recent developments in the railway, nuclear power generation, water, and next generation automobile industries, this paper analyses how and why the Japanese government uses...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorOkano-Heijmans, Marloes
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:22:17Z
dc.identifier.issn0951-2748
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/72187
dc.description.abstractThe Japanese government and business sector have long seen opportunities in making environmental protection a core feature of industrial policy. The �green� economic diplomacy-effort, which materialized in the late 1980s and largely builds on targeted domestic innovation policies, is now entering new ground. Assessing recent developments in the railway, nuclear power generation, water, and next generation automobile industries, this paper analyses how and why the Japanese government uses �green� environmental and energy technology in relations with emerging and developed countries. Public-private partnerships are strengthened, and semi-governmental institutions and individual politicians take up new roles. Adhering to comprehensive security traditions, Japan�s policies aim to contribute to the national interest both in terms of economic prosperity and political stability. Primary objectives are the quest for new markets abroad, resources security, and securing cooperative relations with other countries. Adjustment to shifting global power balances, domestic politics, and climate change challenges also play a role, while �hard� security issues are barely considered.
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourcePacific Review
dc.subjectKeywords: climate change; energy use; environmental economics; environmental technology; foreign policy; government; industrial policy; innovation; national politics; public-private partnership; Japan economic diplomacy; energy; environment; foreign policy; industrial policy; Japan
dc.titleJapan's 'green' economic diplomacy: environmental and energy technology and foreign relations
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume25
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor140210 - International Economics and International Finance
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB3105
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationOkano-Heijmans, Marloes, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage339
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage364
local.identifier.doi10.1080/09512748.2012.685090
dc.date.updated2020-12-27T07:21:19Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84864701718
local.identifier.thomsonID000305531600004
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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