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Title :The Precarious Linkage between Trade and Security : A Trade-Off Involving Textile Limits and the Reversion of Okinawa?
Authors :Toyoda, Yukiko
Gabe, Masaaki
Issue Date :31-Mar-2021
Abstract :The Nixon administration tried to limit textile imports from Japan to protect the US industry. In return, the US would agree to return the administrative rights of the Ryukyu Islands, including Okinawa. This stood as the most important agenda item for the Sato administration in Japan. To get such a textile concession agreement from the Japanese, US offi cials had considered refusing to sign the Okinawa Reversion Treaty or to return the Senkaku Islands. However, Nixon and his advisors opposed those options since they were afraid that a confrontation over trade would spill over into defense and other security issues. Linkages among different issue areas, such as trade and security, tend to be precarious since the leverage obtained could be unclear, and various repercussions might be diffi cult to measure. When one country attempts to solve its domestic issues by linking them to other sensitive topics, domestic opposition might disrupt negotiation of the agreement or cause it to be rescinded.
Type Local :雑誌掲載論文
ISSN :2435-3302
Publisher :Research Institute for Islands and Sustainability
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/48048
Citation :Okinawan Journal of Island Studies Vol.2 p.65 -89
Appears in Collections:Vol.2(2021/03)

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