Japan and Enlarged Europe

Partners in Global Governance

by Takako Ueta (Volume editor) Éric Remacle (Volume editor)
©2005 Conference proceedings 292 Pages


Japan and the European Union are two «civilian powers» that have dramatically extended and diversified their role on the world stage and that have launched together an Action Plan dealing with peace and stability, economic, environmental, commercial and financial governance, and cultural exchanges and cooperation. Their bilateral cooperation has been intensified as well as their cross contribution to the G8 and multilateral organisations like the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation. In parallel, their respective domestic and international positions have changed. The EU has integrated ten new members, adopted a Constitution and developed a security and defence policy. Japan has widened its international and security role and reorganised most of its economic policies.
Therefore, Japan and the enlarged European Union are actors and partners in the process of global governance.
This book addresses the cooperation between Japan and the enlarged European Union for a more secure world, sustainable development and global governance.
It gathers contributions from European and Japanese experts who have established a permanent network on this topic and meet every year for seminars in Brussels under the aegis of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) and its Belgian member organisation Study Group on European Policies (SEP-GEPE), with the support of the Japan Foundation. The book is a joint Japanese-European contribution to the Year of Japan-European Union People-to-People Exchanges declared in 2005.


ISBN (Softcover)
Europäische Union Japan Aufsatzsammlung Europe Asia sustainable development governance security International Relation
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005. 292 pp., num. tables and graphs

Biographical notes

Takako Ueta (Volume editor) Éric Remacle (Volume editor)

The Editors: Takako Ueta is Professor of International Relations at the International Christian University (ICU), and her university is one of the members of the European Union Institute in Japan (EUIJ), Tokyo. She has led this project within the context of the 21st Century Center of Excellence Program – CoE of her university. Éric Remacle is Professor of Political Science at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Institut d’études européennes, and member of the board of the Study Group on European Policies (SEP-GEPE).


Title: Japan and Enlarged Europe