United Nations Peace-Keeping Operations: A Guide to Japanese Policies

United Nations Peace-Keeping Operations: A Guide to Japanese Policies

by L. William Heinrich Jr., Akiho Shibata, Yoshihide Soeya
     
 

ISBN-10: 9280810030

ISBN-13: 9789280810035

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: United Nations University Press

Why is participation in UN peace-keeping and humanitarian operations such a sensitive issue for Japanese policymakers? Although Japan is among the United Nations' most enthusiastic supporters, it has only recently begun to send its Self-Defense Forces to assist UN peace operations.

In this book, three experts unravel the political and legal complexities that

Overview

Why is participation in UN peace-keeping and humanitarian operations such a sensitive issue for Japanese policymakers? Although Japan is among the United Nations' most enthusiastic supporters, it has only recently begun to send its Self-Defense Forces to assist UN peace operations.

In this book, three experts unravel the political and legal complexities that bedevil Japanese officials in their attempts to cooperate with these missions. A comprehensive historical overview of Japan's peace-keeping policy provides readers with the background to understand this contentious issue. Two sections offer a detailed look at Japanese participation in recent UN peace operations and at the complex decisionmaking process that preceded this. The longest section is devoted to in-depth analysis of the legal aspects of Japan's peace-keeping policy, particularly the constraints under which policymakers operate. The final section details Japanese and civilian participation in UN peace operations.

L. William Heinrich Jr. is a research associate with the Export-Import Bank of Japan in New York City. Akiho Shibata is associate professor of international law at Okayama University Faculty of Law. Yoshihide Soeya is professor of political science in the Faculty of Law, Keio University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789280810035
Publisher:
United Nations University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile:
1660L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of acronymsvii
Introduction1
Part I5
1Historical background7
2Recent government policy24
3The decision-making process33
Part II43
4Legal framework45
5Financial and budgetary aspects79
Part III83
6Military capabilities85
7Civilian assistance99
Annexes111
IJapanese participation in UN peace operations, as of I January 1997113
IILaw Concerning Cooperation for United Nations Peace-Keeping Operations and Other Operations, 1992115
IIILaw Concerning Dispatch of Japan Disaster Relief Teams, 1987133
Select bibliography137
Index139

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