Community Building in Asia Pacific: Dialogue in Okinawa

Japan Center for International Exchange, ed.
July 2000

“Dialogue in Okinawa,” which took place in Naha, Okinawa, on March 25–26, 2000, was the fourth forum of the Asia Pacific Agenda Project (APAP)—a consortium of policy research institutions in the Asia Pacific region—and it presented a unique occasion for dialogue between leading intellectuals of the region and Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi. As a record of the forum, this volume presents the interaction between Prime Minister Obuchi and the participants, which took place in session one of the forum; presentations on regional cooperation, from session two; and case studies on the future of Asia Pacific community building, from session three.


1. Foreword
2. Dialogue with Prime Minister Obuchi
3. Toward an “Okinawa Initiative”—A Possible Role for Okinawa in Asia Pacific
Kurayoshi Takara, Professor, University of the Ryukyus, Japan
Tsuneo Oshiro, Professor, University of the Ryukyus, Japan
Morisada Maeshiro, Professor, University of the Ryukyus, Japan
4. ASEAN and APEC: A Post-Crisis Perspective
Jesus P. Estanislao, University Professor, University of Asia and the Pacific
5. Asia Pacific Trade Arrangements in the New Millennium
Hadi Soesastro, Executive Director, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia
6. Fires and Haze in Southeast Asia: Challenges to Regional Cooperation in ASEAN and Asia Pacific
Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
7. The East Timor Crisis: Regional Mechanisms on Trial
Carolina G. Hernandez, President, Institute for Strategic and Development Studies, the Philippines
8. Regionalism in Asia Pacific
Jusuf Wanandi, Member, Board of Directors, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia
9. Track Two Dialogues: Getting from Security Cooperation to Security Community
Paul Evans, Professor, University of British Columbia
10. Appendix 1. Agenda
11. Appendix 2. Participants
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ISBN 4-88907-052-4; 110 pages; paper