cover Diplomatic Bluebook 2009 (Summary) (PDF)

Cover and Inside cover (PDF Format:360KB)

Message from the Minister for Foreign Affairs (PDF Format:95KB)

Contents (PDF Format:105KB)

CHAPTER 1 Overview: International Situation and Japanese Diplomacy in 2008 (PDF Format:874KB)

CHAPTER 2 Regional Diplomacy (PDF Format:766KB)

  1. Asia and the Pacific
  2. North America
  3. Latin America and the Caribbean
  4. Europe
  5. Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus
  6. The Middle East and North Africa
  7. Africa

CHAPTER 3 Japan's Foreign Policy in Major Diplomatic Fields (PDF Format:669KB)

  1. Efforts to Achieve Peace and Stability in the International Community
    • (a)Japan's Security Policies
    • (b)Japan-U.S. Security Arrangements
    • (c)Efforts to Counter and Eradicate Terrorism
    • (d)Maritime Security
    • (e)Measures to Counter International Organized Crime
    • (f)Regional Security
    • (g)The United Nations
    • (h)Efforts towards Peacebuilding
    • (i)Disarmament and Non-proliferation (Including International Cooperation in Science and Technology and in the Field of Nuclear Energy)
  2. Japan's Efforts to Address Global Issues and International Cooperation
    • (a)Promotion of International Cooperation
    • (b)Climate Change and the Environment
    • (c)Human Rights
    • (d)The "Rule of Law" in the International Community
  3. Efforts to Enhance Prosperity in Japan and the International Community
  4. Public Diplomacy

CHAPTER 4 Japanese Citizens Active in the International Community and Roles of Diplomacy (PDF Format:481KB)

  1. Japanese Citizens Active in the International Community
    • (a)Japanese Citizens Working at International Organizations
    • (b)Activities of Non-governmental Organizations
    • (c)Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and Senior Volunteers
  2. Assisting Japanese Citizens Overseas
  3. Assisting Japanese Companies Overseas
  4. Responding to the Internationalization of Japanese Society

CHAPTER 5 Japanese Diplomacy Open to the Public (PDF Format:195KB)

  1. Providing Information Proactively to Citizens
  2. Enhancing Diplomatic Capacity

All position titles of persons appearing in this volume, as well as all country names, are the ones current as of the date of the occasion or event being referenced in the text.

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