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¥1,600,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,600,000)
Fiscal Year 1992 : ¥700,000 (Direct Cost : ¥700,000)
Fiscal Year 1991 : ¥900,000 (Direct Cost : ¥900,000)
During the two years of this project, the international system has undergone further structural changes, with the ending of the cold war culminating in the dissolution of the Soviet Union; the relative economic position of the United States in the world has further declined. These changes attest to the importance of a systemic or machro-level approach to international relations studies. At the same time, we have also seen substantial changes in the domestic politics of major countries, including the United States and Japan. This means that a micro-level or political-process approach is also necessary. Consequently, this research project used both machro-level and micro-level approaches in analyzing postwar U.S.-Japan economic conflicts.
In the course of the two-year project, the head investigator has published a book on U.S.-Japan economic conflicts based on the two approaches, four book chapters(one in English), 9 papers in academic journals(8 in English), and compiled a project report reprinting some of these studies. The book published by Heibonsha and the articles published in Current History and The International Spectator have already been widely quoted in various studies in Japan and abroad.
The head investigator has given many lectures and speeches based on the results of the project research at such prominent universities and research institutes as Harvard, George Washington University, Claremont McKenna College, Columbia University, the University of British Columbia, Kyoto University, the International University of Japan, and the Brookings Institution.