NATSUDA Kaoru
   Department     College of International Management
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2009/12
Type Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title States, MNCs and Institutional Arrangements: Economic Interdependence between Japan and Southeast Asia
Contribution Type Single Work
Journal The Japanese Economy   (M.E. Sharpe)
Journal TypeAnother Country
Volume, Issue, Page 36(3),pp.96-127
Details This study argues that economic relations between Japan
and Southeast Asia have been moving toward greater interdependence
in the context of the creation of regional deliberation
councils. These maintain the interests of the members within a
three-party economic interdependence system, namely, the Japanese
government, governments in Southeast Asia, and Japanese
multinational corporations (MNCs). Under such institutional arrangements,
the Japanese government, in association with Japanese
MNCs, has been facilitating economic development in Southeast
Asia that benefits Japanese MNCs as well as the regional economy.
The establishment of AMEICC, the ASEAN Economic Ministers
(AEM)–Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) Economic
and Industrial Cooperation Committee, and the Vietnam–
Japan Joint Initiative (VJJI) will be examined as case studies at
the multilateral and bilateral levels, respectively.
DOI 10.2753/JES1097-203X360304
ISSN 1097-203X