Author: Jun Morikawa.
Morikawa, Jun. 1997. Japan and Africa: Big Business and Diplomacy. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Pr.
By the early 1990s Japan had replaced the U. S. as the world's largest donor of Official Development Assistance, and Japan is also major subscriber to World Bank Loans. Thus a clear understanding of Japanese policy objectives in the developing world is extremely important, so all the more so given its recent efforts to enhance the profile of its relationship with Africa. Characteristically, these efforts are carried on in a way that avoids rather than seeks publicity. Jun Morikawa's Japan And Africa: Big Business And Diplomacy elucidates the constellation of political, economic, and bureaucratic participators in the formulation of Japanese foreign policy. Japan And America illustrates clearly how Japan develops its policies, and how it uses corporations as an arm of government in its relations with the rest of the world -- including the United States. Morkiawa's informative and accessible narrative is supplemented by extensive documentation and statistics. -- Midwest Book Review