This book investigates how the economic growth of Japan has affected the pattern of its foreign relations and where and to what extent economic principles have had to be compromised for political, legal, cultural, or ideological reasons. .
Introduction: The Political Economy of Japan's Foreign Relations Part 1: Advanced Industrial Countries 1. Japan and North America 2. Japan and the European Community: An Uneasy Relationship 3. Japan and Oceania: Strained Pacific Cooperation Part 2: Socialist Countries 4. Japan and the Soviet Union 5. Japan and COMECON 6. Japan and China Part 3: Developing Countries 7. Japan and ASEAN 8. Japan and the Middle East 9. Japan and Africa: Beyond the Fragile Partnership 10. Japan and Korea 11. Japan and Taiwan: Community of Economic Interest Held Together by Paradiplomacy 12. Japan and Latin America