By Frank Langdon
Japan is Canada's most important overseas trading partner, yet the backgound of this relationship is comparatively unknown to most Canadians. In order to bridge this gap, the author surveys Canadian foreign policy aims towards Japan since WWII with emphasis on the development of economic ties. He illustrates the role of major departments, ministries, diplomats, businessmen, and other leading participants and the processess by which these aims succeeded or failed.
This objective analysis will prove a valuable reference source for students, officials, bureaucrats, historians, businessmen and women, journalists, and all those interested not only in economic relations between Canada and Japan but also in the way foreign policy is formulated in Canada.