I. Introduction

by
Ito Kenichi

President
The Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc.

1.   Globalization and National Identity
2.   Japan's Identity and Two Facts
3.   The Maritime Nation Seminar
4.   Acknowledgements

II. The Prospects for an Order in Northeast Asia and the Conception of Japan

by
Okazaki Hisahiko

Director, The Okazaki Institute

1.

Introduction

2.

The Korean Peninsula Issue

3.

The China-Taiwan issue

4.

The Strategic Value of Taiwan

III. The Vision of the Maritime Nation of Japan
- The World Order and the Regional Order -

by
Ota Hiroshi

Executive Vice President
The Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc.

1. Japan’s Identity

A.

Maritime Nation Located in Northeast Asia and Surrounded on All Sides by the Sea

B.

First Non-Western Country to Modernize through Its Own Efforts
2. What Should Japan Do at the Global Level?

A.

Contributing to the Resolution of the North-South Issue

B.

Contributing to the Formation of a Post-Modern Civilization
3. What Should Japan Do at the Regional Level?
4. Japan from the Perspective of a Maritime Nation
 
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