Accession Number : ADA017332

Title :   A Role for Japan in Micronesia,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON D C STRATEGIC RESEARCH GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Gooding,N. R. , Jr

Report Date : 21 JUL 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The brief study examines an increased role for Japan in the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (TTPI). The study shows that: (1) US stewardship in Micronesia (at least in the economic arena) has met with only limited success; (2) Japan, on the other hand, was very successful in developing the resources of Micronesia; and (3) the interests of Japan, the US and, to a lesser degree, Micronesia support such an initiative. Three possible roles for Japan are analyzed: (1) An increase in capital investment in the TTPI; (2) establishment of a transshipment port (with a refinery and large storage area) on Babelthaup in Palau; on (3) eventual sharing of the mission of Western Pacific sea land protection. An attempt is also made to tie Japanese bases (particularly Yokosuka and Sasebo) to the concept of joint US-Japanese protection of these sea lanes.

Descriptors :   *Political science, *Micronesia, Government(Foreign), Pacific Ocean islands, Japan, Foreign policy, Economics

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE