Training and Education in International Affairs: Japan, Palestine and the Middle East (1999)

In focusing on Japan, Palestine and the Middle East, the 1999 seminar recognized Japan as an important source of economic aid and diplomatic support for the Palestinians over recent years, and notably since the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinians were signed in 1993. Japan was among the countries that sent observers to monitor the Palestinian elections of January 1996, and Japanese assistance has been crucial in regard to economic development. The report contains the proceedings of the seminar, including presentations given by the lecturers and summaries of the subsequent discussions. The appendices contain the lecture program, information about lecturers and participants, and a list of relevant reading material.

Date:
June 1, 1999
Language:
English
Contents
1-2

Introduction and Seminar Program

3-6

Opening Remarks and Orientation

Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi and Dr. Rosemary Hollis

7-13

Pre-Modern History of Japan

Prof. Ben-Ami Shillony

14-18

Modern History of Japan

Prof. Ben-Ami Shillony

19-22

The Political System of Contemporary Japan

Prof. Ikuo Kume

23-26

The Decision-Making Process in Japan

Prof. Ikuo Kume

27-32

Economic Development in Japan in 1990s

Prof. Osamu Nariai

33-35

Japan, the Asian Economy and the Current Crisis

Prof. Osamu Nariai

36-38

Japan's Software Industry

Kazuhiko Adachi

39-41

Trends in Japanese High Technology Ventures

Kazuhiko Adachi

42-46

-The Axis of Japan's Foreign Policy

HE Yoshiji Nogami

47-52

Political Relations between Japan and the Middle East

Prof. Akifumi Ikeda

53-64

Japanese Policy in the Middle East - With a Focus on Japan's New Approach Toward the Region

Raquel Shaoul

65-68

Promotion of Private Investment in the Middle East -A Japanese Perspective

Yoshiki Hatanaka

69-76

Factors of Economic Success in Japan and Asia - Implications for the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Yoshiki Hatanaka

77-84

Japan's Contribution to Palestinian Society

Katsuyoshi Hayashi

85-90

Debate on Japan and the Middle East

Discussion

91-97

Appendices Appendix A: Lecture Program and Lecturers

Appendix B: Palestinian Participants

Appendix C: Reading Material
Appendix D: Japan at a Glance