Diplomatic Bluebook 1999

Japan's Diplomacy with Leadership Toward the New Century



On Publishing the 1999 Diplomatic Bluebook

Chapter I. General Overview

A. The international community and Japan toward the 21st century

  1. Diversification of threats
  2. Diversification of national power
  3. The progress of globalization

B. Major events in 1998

  1. Nuclear tests by India and Pakistan
  2. Missile launch by North Korea
  3. Economic situation in Asia and the world
  4. Situation in Iraq
  5. Second Tokyo International Conference on African Development

C. Efforts toward a stable and prosperous Asia-Pacific

  1. Japan-United States relations
  2. Japan-Russia relations
  3. Japan-China relations
  4. The Korean peninsula
  5. Southeast Asia

D. Global efforts and the role of Japan- the United Nations

Chapter II. Sectoral Analysis of the International Situation and Japan's Foreign Policy

Section 1. Ensuring peace and stability

A. Ensuring the security of Japan

  1. Overview-the three main pillars of Japan's security policy
  2. The Japan-U.S. Security Arrangements
  3. Efforts toward regional confidence-building

B. Strengthening arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation

  1. Weapons of mass destruction
  2. Conventional weapons

C. Efforts toward the realization of world peace

  1. Overview
  2. Conflict prevention
  3. International peace cooperation (UN peacekeeping operations, etc.)
  4. Refugees
  5. Kosovo

Section 2. Securing global economic prosperity and development issues for developing countries

A. Ensuring a prosperous world economy

  1. Overview
  2. The multilateral trade system and
  3. Energy and food issues

B. Development issues of developing countries and Japan's Official Development Assistance (ODA)

Section 3. Efforts toward the realization of a better global society

A. Overview-human security

B. Global environmental issues

C. Terrorism

D. Protection of human rights and promotion of democratization

E. Transnational organized crime and drugs

F. International cooperation on the peaceful use of nuclear power and science and technology

Chapter III. Regional Developments

A. Asia and the Pacific

B. North America

C. Latin America and the Caribbean

D. Europe

E. Russian Federation and the New Independent States

F. The Middle East

G. Africa

Chapter IV. International Exchange and Public Relations Activities

A. Promoting international exchanges

B. National public opinion and public relations; foreign understanding of Japan

Chapter V. Structures Supporting Japan's Diplomatic Functions

A. Structures to implement diplomatic functions

B. Consular functions and measures for the protection of Japanese abroad


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