ABSTRACT

While looking at what Japan actually did in dealing with the East Asian crisis and its moves towards East Asian regionalism, and considering the factors that led to these policies, the previous two chapters noted how Japanese policymakers have tried to promote their policy agendas, namely East Asian cooperation in general and East Asian financial regionalism in particular, by taking into account the longterm perspective. This chapter reconsiders these issues, placing them in the context of the style of Japanese foreign policy.