Kajima Institute of International Peace will publish a major work, Modern International Relations: Basic Documents (Volume 1 and 2), in mid-May 2013. This carefully selected collection of documents primarily relates to the international activities of Japan. It also covers major development of modern international relations in the world. The documents are presented in Japanese and English.
Modern International Relations: Basic Documents (Volume 1 and 2)
The features of the book:
Two hundred and twenty-five documents over two volumes that contributed to the establishment of today’s international relations.
Part I: Documents on Japanese Foreign Policy
Contains 82 documents: 42 that chronicle the history of the pre-war building of Japan and 40 that document the establishment of the post-war world order and the elevation of Japan’s status and role in the global community.
Part II: Other Historic Documents
Part II consists of nine chapters, consisting of 110 historic documents classified by subject area and chronological order.
Part III: Multilateral Documents
Part III consists of nine chapters, amounting to 63 documents selected for their significance and categorized by such topics as diplomacy and security, human rights, international trade, environment, and law of the sea and outer space, all of which are indispensable elements of a history of modern international relations.
With the rise of Asia, in particular China and India, a major shift has occurred in the world order once dominated by the European-American axis.This collection of documents is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the past and gain insights into the future directions of the global community.