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Japan's Political Process Surrounding the Formation of Economic Cooperation Method

김은정 1

1고베대학

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This paper examines the negotiation process regarding the claim issue at Korea - Japan talks that had been developed for 14 years since 1951, namely the claim settlement on economic cooperation system in 1965 and its policy origins, focusing on the political process of the Japanese government. Existing studies tend to explain the claim issue agreement on economic cooperation method as a product of the United States’ pressure or a mere political compromise. On the contrary, this paper focuses on the bureaucratic politics within the Japanese government and analyzes factors affecting the settlement on economic cooperation method from a perspective distinctive from existing interpretations. This study analyzes the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs documents that were released in 2008, and empirically reinterprets the history of the Korea - Japan talks by explaining and complementing unclear dimensions in previous research. At the same time, it provides a new framework of analysis to review the nature of Japanese diplomacy after Korea’s liberation and the problems of current Korea-Japan relations.

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