THE BLACK SEA AREA IN JAPAN’S EXPANDING STRATEGIC HORIZONS

THE BLACK SEA AREA IN JAPAN’S EXPANDING STRATEGIC HORIZONS

This article deals with Japan’s relations with the Black Sea region. They are examined through evolution of Japan’s foreign policy, including relations with post-Soviet countries. Introduction of the value-oriented diplomacy and the concept of “active pacifism” contributed greatly to Japan’s further involvement with the region. It is believed that strengthening bilateral relations between Japan and Ukraine, countries that share the same universal values, can contribute to stabilisation and further development of the Black Sea area.



Violetta Udovik, PhD, is an academic fellow at the Institute for Languages and Cultures of Europe and Asia, Japan. She holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Tokyo, Japan, and a PhD in World History from I.I. Mechnikov Odesa National University. Her main research interests are Ukraine–Japan relations, Japan’s foreign policy, and its strategy towards the post-Soviet region.


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