Explaning Japan's Foreign Policy: Network Diplomacy
日時：2012年 1月10日 15時-17時
In this presentation I explain Japan′s international diplomacy particularly during the transition now under way in Asia′s geostrategic landscape, especially through the simultaneous ascent of China and India as two new Asian giants. Using a new conceptual tool of ‘network diplomacy’ that moves beyond the inadequate explanations of conventional ‘Realist’, ‘Liberal’ and ‘Constructivist’ approaches, I provide a new analytical lens to understand Japan′s strategy choices or managing international relations contributing to current theoretical debate about non-Western perspectives in the study of international relations. I define networks as sets of interwoven international relationships that Japan creates globally and regionally in pursuit of national economic and geo-strategic interests.