Understanding the Political Motivations Behind Japan's Pursuit of an EPA with the Philippines: Considerations for the Philippine Side

Research, Preprint English OPEN
Rodriguez, Ronald A.;
  • Publisher: Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) Makati City
  • Subject: Philippinen | political motivations | Japan-Philippines economic partnership, regionalism and bilateralism, political motivations | regionalism and bilateralism | Japan | Japan-Philippines economic partnership | Freihandelszone
    • ddc: ddc:330

This study examines the historical dimension of Japan’s foray into regionalism and bilateralism--a radical shift from an exclusively multilateralist orientation to the more strategic and flexible “dual approach.” It explains that such policy change draws motivation from... View more
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