A Japanese Joint Venture in the Pacific
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By (author) Kate Barclay
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Japanese Joint Venture in the Pacific by Kate Barclay
Book DescriptionThe Japanese, and other Asians, are increasingly taking over some of the roles previously played by Europeans in the Pacific islands, which is giving rise to interesting new economic relationships, and interesting new interactions between nationalities. This book considers the role of the Japanese in the Solomon Islands, focusing in particular on a joint venture between the Japanese multinational Maruha Corporation and the Solomon Islands government, which managed a tuna fishing and processing enterprise which was a mainstay of the Solomon Islands economy from the 1970s to 2000. It considers a range of important themes including the changing nature of colonialism, the degree to which people's ethnic sense of self, and therefore their relationship with others, is affected by how modern (or primitive) their nation is perceived to be, and how all this relates to the development of capitalism, nationalism, and modernity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415434355
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kate Barclay
Capturing Wealth from Tuna, Paperback (January 2008)» View all books by Kate Barclay
Based on an extensive study of six Pacific island states, this text maps out the aspirations and limitations of six Pacific island countries and proposes strategies for capturing more wealth from tuna fishing in a sustainable and socially equitable manner. Authors K. Barclay from UTS, I. Cartwright from Monash University.
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