The Japanese presence in Southeast Asia is treated variously with either suspicion or encouragement. Japan and Malaysian Development critically assesses different dimensions of Japan-Malaysia economic relations. The work presents a balanced collection of essays examining Japanese involvement in Malaysia. The volume also discusses the impact and consequences of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir's 'Look East' policy, which advocated greater emphasis on trading relations with Japan.
Anatory Marappen Government of Malaysia, Anazawa Makoto University of Hokkaido and University of Malaya, Malaysia, Mohamed Aslam University of Malaya, Christopher Brandt University of Cambridge, Chee Peng Lim Development Planning Division, Thailand, Mehmet Sami Denker Turkey, Ghazali Atan Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia, Mohd Haflah Piei National University of Malaysia, Hah Foong Lian Universiti Sains Malaysia, S. Jayasankaran Malaysian Business, Kit Machado, Shiode Hirokazu Keio University, Japan, Wendy Smith University of Melbourne, Peter Wad Institute of Social Anthropology, Denmark