The chapter is dedicated to the trade and economic relations between Japan and Canada.
Chapter posvyaeschena study of trade and economic relations between Japan and Canada.
The subject of this book is the study of various national and cultural stereotypes that existed in Japan and Russia concerning each other in the historic past in in our days.
Russia’s effort to become a geoeconomic power in Asia alters the dynamics of the territorial dispute with Japan. Both Moscow and Tokyo aim to prevent Russia’s geoeconomic “pivot to Asia” becoming merely a pivot to China. Yet, a settlement is obstructed by the growing geoeconomic value of the Southern Kurils and Japan’s lack of an autonomous foreign policy.
The Asia-Pacific is, and in the foreseeable future will remain, the safest and least problematic part of the world as far as Russian security interests are concerned. The Russian Military Doctrine of 2014 clearly identifies NATO expansion and NATO activities close to the Russian borders as the main sources of external threat, alongside growing religious and political extremism and ethnic conflicts in the regions close to Russia. The Asia-Pacific is never mentioned directly. In the post-Soviet countries, Russia perceives that it is engaged in a decades-long, zero-sum game against the European Union and the United States. The relations with a number of European countries are poisoned by painful historical memories and ideological differences. The Ukrainian crisis already has led to some long-term changes in Russian defense policies, including the establishment of a new military infrastructure on Russia’s western borders.1
This chapter analyses the image of Japan in the late Soviet mentality and its role in the intelligentsia's world-view.
In order to put Greater Eurasia initiative into the wider context of Russian foreign policy priorities and international developments it is important to approach with in-depth analysis a couple of issues. The article analyses the idea of Greater Eurasia and how it appeared on the surface at a very decisive time of Russian contemporary history. After almost 400 years of artificial East-West dilemma Russia is nowadays approaching to its own unique and consolidated foreign policy strategy. The embodiment of this strategy is Greater Eurasia. However, the practical implementation of this initiative will face numerous obstacles and challenges of both conceptual and practical nature. Russia thus should approach these challenges from the perspective of rational choice in favor of accelerated multilateral cooperation in Eurasia.