During the 1970s and ‘80s economic relations between the Arab Gulf States and Japan grew enormously. Approximately 65% of Japan’s oil requirements were met from Arab Gulf resources. However, although Japanese imports of Arab oil comprise the major component of trade, Arab imports of Japanese goods are also increasing sharply. The seven Arab Gulf countries, represented by the Petroleum Information Committee accounted for 8% of Japan’s total exports. This book explores the various avenues of economic co-operation that have developed between Japan and the Gulf States both in energy and other areas. It considers the measures that have been taken to protect the security of oil supply. It reports Japan’s co-operation in the development of the petroleum industry in the Arab Gulf States. The book also examines the future prospects for economic, technological and political co-operation between Japan and the Arab Gulf States.
Table of Contents
1. Short-term and Medium-term Oil Price Movements Abdullah El-Kuwaiz 2. Energy Policy in Japan: Security of Oil Supply Toyoaki Ikuta 3. The Security of Oil Supplies: Prevalent Views Among Oil Consumers and Producers Abdulaziz Al-Sowayegh and Walid Sharif 4. Oil Price and Economics/Market Competition in Japan K Takahashi 5. The Role of Arab Gulf States in International Development Assistance Bader Al-Humaidhi 6. The Role of Scientific Research in the Development of the Gulf States Adnan Shihab-Eldin 7. Recent R&D Activities in Japan for the Refining and Utilisation of Residues Chisato Takeuchi 8. Japan’s Co-operation for Petroleum Industry Development in the Arab Gulf States Keiji Natori 9. Energy and Development Problems: Prospects for Co-operation between Arab Gulf Countries and Japan Adnan Y Almeer 10. Economics of Petrochemical Industries in Japan Tokuji Watanabe 11 Future Prospects for Alternative Sources of Energy M A Hassanain 12. Energy in Japan: The Outlook for Nuclear, Gas and Coal as Sources of Energy Susumu Yoda 13. The Development of New Energy in Japan Shigeo Tagawa 14. The GCC and Japan: Past, Present and Future Relations: An Overview H A Al-Ebraheem 15 Economic co-operation by the Oil Consuming Countries Toshio Shishido