Abe's first overseas trip : why Southeast Asia?
Date of Issue2013
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
New Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make his first official visit overseas to Southeast Asia instead of the United States. This trip highlights two main points: Japan's 'return" to the region and the rise of Southeast Asia in Japan's strategic calculations.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS commentaries, 006-13