The weakening of the Japanese economic ties with the European Union in the years 2007‒2014

Paweł Pasierbiak

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The author examines the development of economic ties between Japan and the European Union in the years 2007–2014. Trade and investment relations but also foreign economic policy pursued by Japan towards the European partner are evaluated from the Japanese perspective. The formulated thesis on decreasing economic importance of the European Union for Japan is confirmed but mainly in the sphere of trade links. In the area of investment, the EU is still a significant partner for Japan. In the author’s opinion, Japanese economic policy should be pursued more actively, and not as a response to the initiatives taken by other entities.


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foreign trade, foreign direct investment, foreign economic policy, Japan, European Union

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/h.2015.49.2.127
Data publikacji: 2015-07-28 13:12:33
Data złożenia artykułu: 2015-07-03 15:08:34


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