Cover

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pp. 1-1

Frontmatter

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pp. 2-5

Contents

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pp. 6-6

List of Tables

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pp. vi-7

List of Figures

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pp. vii-8

Contributors

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pp. viii-9

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Acknowledgements

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pp. ix-10

This volume owes much to the efforts and patience of many people including the authors themselves and the organizations associated with a two-year research project, “Asian Development Experience”, organized by the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA). Unfortunately, SARS, which became widespread in East Asia ...

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1 Structural Changes and Domestic Reforms in Singapore: Challenges and Implications to Regional Co-operation in ASEAN and East Asia

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pp. 1-23

Singapore’s remarkable economic transformation in the last four decades has been, to a large extent, due to its capacity to leverage on external sources and external markets to achieve economic output far beyond its domestic production possibility curve. Such sterling policy performance was the result of far-sighted policy makers in managing and optimizing ...

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2 Asia-Japan Co-operation Toward East Asian Integration

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pp. 24-49

ASEAN and Japan have played a critical, if not a pivotal, role in the establishment of regional co-operation processes in the Asia Pacific region. At the inter-governmental level the region has seen the establishment of APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation) to promote economic cooperation and the ARF (ASEAN Regional Forum) as a forum for co-operation in the political and security ...

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3 The Impact of External Changes and Japan’s Role in Industrializing Thailand

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pp. 50-72

The fact that Japan has significantly contributed to the industrialization of Thailand can never be overstated. To begin with, Japan is one of the most important trading partners of Thailand. The value of export from Thailand to Japan in 2002 amounted to $10 billion, or about 14.5% of Thailand’s total export. The value of import from Japan to Thailand in ...

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4 Confronting Regionalism in Asia: A View from the Philippines

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pp. 73-96

The Asian financial crisis can be said to have been the fruit of East Asia’s own success as late-comer economies. Led by the NIEs in the late eighties and early nineties, the East Asian firmament was studded by high-flying economies, with the possible exception of the Philippines that caught the attention of the world for having defied the Kuznets ‘law’ of growth. They grew but without passing through a phase of ...

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5 Japan’s Role in ASEAN-10 Under Globalization: A Japanese Perspective

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pp. 97-108

During the last three decades leading up to mid-1990s, ASEAN countries have in general recorded sustained economic growth while undergoing fundamental changes in terms of per capita income, economic structure, foreign trade composition and foreign capital participation. They have also made an enormous progress in the social dimensions of development ...