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In 2006, East Asia was at a turning point. Sudden economic growth and increased stability in the region were shifting Asia’s geopolitical environment. Naoko Munakata, a director in Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, offers this analysis as a close observer of the transition. She is particularly critical (though diplomatically so) of American missteps, such as failure to participate in stabilization efforts during the 1997–1998 Asian financial crisis. Munakata recounts past events with an eye toward a future in which the United States, Japan and China accept and adapt to the new realities of East Asia. This detailed analysis of East Asia regional emergence is not a light read, but it deserves the attention of anyone whose responsibilities include Asian affairs.
About the Author
Naoko Munakata is a director in the manufacturing industries bureau of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
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