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URN etd-0520113-100301
Author Ngoc Anh Pham
Author's Email Address phamanh.hnue@gmail.com
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Department ICAPS
Year 2012
Semester 2
Degree Ph.D.
Type of Document
Language English
Title Japan’s Economic Diplomacy towards Vietnam: A Case Study of ODA
Date of Defense 2013-03-13
Page Count 419
Keyword
  • foreign aid policy
  • Vietnam
  • Japan-Vietnam relations
  • Japan
  • ODA
  • economic diplomacy
  • foreign economic policy
  • Abstract Japan’s economic diplomacy behavior towards Vietnam is the continuity and change process. In order to better comprehend and adequately explain the economic diplomacy outputs, the study has systematically examined external and internal influences that have shaped Japan’s foreign policy in general and postwar economic diplomacy in particular. The study has argued that while both internal and external factors have affected Japan’s foreign relations, the US factor in particular has posed the major source of external systemic influence that has affected Japan’s diplomatic behaviors in Vietnam. To begin with, we need to understand some Japan’s postwar diplomatic orientations. The shifting American occupation policies gave rise to three distinct foreign policy orientations among Japanese political elites, respectively advocating ‘compliance’ with the US, ‘autonomy’ vis-à-vis the US, and ‘independence’ from American control. Then, these distinct foreign policy orientations held by the Japanese and the rise of Japanese non-governmental actors as the architects of Japan-Vietnam economic ties gave rise to structural pluralism in Japan’s economic diplomacy with Vietnam, and interestingly that this structure served as significant factor beyond official diplomatic between Tokyo and Hanoi in the early 1970s and a crucial importance to expansion its influence in Vietnam in the Doi Moi process. To that end, Japan’s economic diplomacy should be understood as self-readjust process for Japanese elites to rethink and refine Japanese capitalism for better Japan repositioning in a more dynamic world. In the case of Japan’s ODA to Vietnam the study indicates that although aid transaction is a win-win situation, foreign aid is highly related to both economic development and foreign policy and national security of Japan. In addition, although Japan’s economic diplomacy with Vietnam still remain some problems, and also the idea of an East Asian Community faces so many obstacles to its realization, saying that does not imply that Japan-Vietnam contemporary relations mean nothing to building regional community.
    Advisory Committee
  • Chu Chin-peng - chair
  • Chiang Chia-hsiung - co-chair
  • Dzeng, Yi-ren - co-chair
  • Lin Wen-cheng - co-chair
  • Lin Teh-Chang - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2013-06-20

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