Diplomatic Bluebook 2000

Toward the 21st Century-
Foreign Policy for a Better Future



On Publishing the 2000 Diplomatic Bluebook

Chapter I. General Overview

A. Overview (The three trends in the international situation and developments in Japan's foreign policy)

  1. The pursuit of a new international order in the post-Cold War environment
  2. The progress of globalization and revolutionary change in the information technology sector
  3. The heightened importance of individual-focused measures
  4. Japan's foreign policy developments in 1999

B. Major events in 1999

  1. Indonesia and East Timor
  2. Kosovo
  3. North Korea
  4. The Asian and world economies
  5. Abduction of Japanese nationals in the Republic of Kyrgyz
  6. Other developments

C. Relations with the United States and neighboring countries

  1. Japan-United States relations
  2. Japan-ROK relations
  3. Japan-China relations
  4. Japan-ASEAN relations and regional cooperation in East Asia
  5. Japan-Russia relations

D. 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
    (including legislation related to the Guidelines for Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation)
  3. Regional efforts

B. World peace and stability

  1. Overview
  2. Conflict prevention
  3. Strengthening arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation
  4. International peace cooperation
    (UN peacekeeping operations, etc.)
  5. Refugees

Section 2. Ensuring a more affluent world

A. The world economy

  1. Overview: the progress of globalization and tasks ahead
  2. The multilateral trade system
    (Based on the results of the Seattle WTO Ministerial)
  3. Regional economic cooperation
  4. Energy and food issues

B. Development issues of developing countries

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

A. Overview-Human Security

  1. Human Security
  2. Japan's initiatives
  3. Specific measures drawing on the Human Security Fund

B. Global environmental issues

  1. Efforts by the international community on global environmental issues
  2. Japan's cooperation

C. Terrorism

  1. Escalation of terrorism and strengthening international cooperation
  2. Japan's efforts

D. Transnational organized crime and drugs

  1. Transnational organized crime
  2. Drugs

E. Protection of human rights and promotion of democratization

  1. Efforts by the international community and Japan
  2. Women and children
  3. Social development

F. Healthcare

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

  1. Peaceful use of nuclear power
  2. Cooperation in science and technology

H. International emergency assistance for natural disasters

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. Administrative Structures of Japan's Diplomacy

A. Structures for diplomatic functions

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

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