Diplomatic Bluebook 2006

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Message from the Minister for Foreign Affairs

CHAPTER 1. Overview

  1. 60 Years after the War—Japan's Efforts as a Nation Striving for Peace
  2. The International Situation and the Developments in Japanese Diplomacy in 2005

CHAPTER 2. Japan's Regional Diplomacy

A. Asia and the Pacific

  1. Korean Peninsula
  2. China, the Neighboring Region, and Mongolia
  3. Southeast Asia
  4. South Asia
  5. Oceania
  6. Regional Cooperation and Interregional Cooperation

B. North America

  1. United States
  2. Canada

C. Latin America and the Caribbean

D. Europe

E. The Russian Federation, Central Asia, and the Caucasus

  1. The Russian Federation
  2. Central Asia and the Caucasus

F. The Middle East and North Africa

  1. Iraq
  2. Middle East Peace Process
  3. Afghanistan
  4. Iran
  5. The Situation in the Gulf Countries
  6. North Africa (including the Maghreb)
  7. The Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative

G. Africa (Sub-Sahara)

CHAPTER 3. Japan's Foreign Policy in Major Diplomatic Fields

A. Efforts Aimed at Peace and Stability in the International Community

  1. Japan-US Security Arrangements
  2. Counter-Terrorism
  3. Regional Security
  4. United Nations
  5. Comprehensive Approach to Conflicts
  6. Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

B. Efforts Aimed at Realizing Prosperity in the International Community

  1. Strengthening the Multilateral Trading System
  2. Promotion of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)
  3. International Efforts in Response to Globalization
  4. Strengthening Economic Security
  5. Promoting Investment into Japan
  6. International Science and Technology Cooperation

C. Efforts to Tackle Various Global Challenges to Promote Human Security

  1. Human Security
  2. Controlling Infectious Diseases
  3. Sustainable Development and Global Environmental Issues
  4. Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Drugs
  5. Human Rights
  6. Humanitarian Assistance

D. Official Development Assistance (ODA)

E. Overseas Public Relations and Cultural Diplomacy

  1. Sending Out Information Overseas
  2. Cultural Exchange
  3. Large-Scale Projects

F. Efforts for the Enhancement of International Relations through International Law

CHAPTER 4. Japanese Nationals Active in the International Community and Diplomatic Roles

A. Japanese Nationals and Companies Active in the International Community

B. Steady Advances in Developing an Environment for Safe, Secure Travel and Residence Overseas for Japanese Nationals

  1. Supporting Japanese Nationals Living or Otherwise Engaged in Activities Overseas and Improvement of Consular Service
  2. Increasing Diversity of Crises and Strengthening of Safety Measures
  3. Cooperation with Communities of People of Japanese Descent Overseas

C. Assistance for Japanese Companies

D. Promotion of Exchange and Security Measures, Issues Relating to Foreigners in Japan

  1. Promotion of Exchange and Security Measures
  2. Issues Relating to Foreigners in Japan

CHAPTER 5. Japanese Diplomacy That Has Public Understanding and Support

A. Public Understanding and Support for Foreign Policy

B. Japan' Diplomatic Structure

Major International Events

VIP Visits

Index and Abbreviations

  • Index
  • Abbreviations

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