International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 10, Part C (2019)
Energy diplomacy and investment policy of Japan in central Asia
Alimov Okiliddin Isamutdinovich
The article is devoted to the international relations of Japan with the countries of Central Asia, energy diplomacy and investment activities of Japan in the countries of region, namely its political and economic aspects. In recent years, Japan’s interest in Central Asian countries has been increasing. This is due to the protection of its own energy security and rich natural resources, as well as competition in this region with China, India and Korea. A brief history of Japanese assistance to the states of the region is given and the role of the “Central Asia + Japan” format is revealed. It describes the role of ODA in the investment activities of Japan in Central Asia, shows the volume of assistance under the country program. The investment activity of Japan is explained in the article from the point of view of resource and geopolitical imperatives: thus, Japan has an interest in the abundant resources of the region, and also seeks support from the Central Asian states for its political agenda.
How to cite this article:
Alimov Okiliddin Isamutdinovich. Energy diplomacy and investment policy of Japan in central Asia. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(10):170-174.