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Od „twórczej dyplomacji” do „aktywnego pacyfizmu”: ewolucja koncepcji polityki zagranicznej Japonii
Japan’s Foreign Policy Concepts

Author(s): Karol Żakowski
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, International relations/trade
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Japan; foreign policy

Summary/Abstract: The paper analyses three concepts of foreign policy that illustrate Japan’s growing interest in active participation in regional and global affairs: Abe Shintarō’s “creative diplomacy”, Asō Tarō’s “value-based diplomacy” and Abe Shinzō’s “proactive pacifism”. The aim of the article is to examine how the Japanese government shaped increasingly assertive foreign policy concepts in response to the evolving international environment. Alongside external determinants, domestic factors are also reviewed, including decision-making processes in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the personal beliefs of statespersons.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 109-123
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish