Japan’s 2013 UN Arms Trade Treaty diplomacy exhibited neither the standard minimalist, subservient negotiating style nor policymaking restricted to the usual actors. Juxtaposition of the treaty and the 2014 arms export policy revision illustrates how traditional “peace diplomacy” can evolve into “proactive pacifism.”
Japan’s Proactive Multilateralism: The UN Arms Trade Treaty of 2013
Dennis T. Yasutomo is Esther Cloudman Dunn Professor of Government in the Department of Government and the East Asian Studies Program at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Tomoaki Ishigaki is Director of the Climate Change Division in Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and served on Japan’s ATT delegation during his posting at the UN Permanent Mission (2010–13). This article reflects his personal perspectives and not necessarily those of the government of Japan. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Dennis T. Yasutomo, Tomoaki Ishigaki; Japan’s Proactive Multilateralism: The UN Arms Trade Treaty of 2013. Asian Survey 1 October 2017; 57 (5): 956–979. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.5.956
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