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By Hitoshi Hirakawa (auth.), Hitoshi Hirakawa, Young-Ho Kim (eds.)

East Asia loved a task as a progress heart of the realm financial system from the Sixties till the forex and financial situation of 1997. In 1993, the realm financial institution issued a record entitled "The East Asian Miracle: monetary development and Public Policy," during which the financial institution expressed its admiration for the sector 's fast financial increase­ ment. even if, inside simply 4 years the sector had fallen prey to the foreign money and fiscal quandary that unfold outward from Thailand. in the course of the drawback, many East Asian nations all started in the end to cooperate with each other on the way to focus on those unheard of problems and to avoid one other trouble. in truth, the East Asian zone was once an exception in the course of the Nineties with re­ spect to regionalism. A surge of regionalism, which started in Europe within the moment part ofthe Eighties, unfold to North the United States and Latin the US. despite the fact that, the North­ east Asian quarter particularly, which includes Japan, China (People's Republic of China), and Korea (Republic of Korea), didn't perform any type of nearby fiscal preparations. neighborhood cooperation frameworks have been constrained to coun­ attempts belonging to the organization of Southeast Asian countries (ASEAN) and didn't unfold to the Northeast Asian region.

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His conclusion is as folIows: "In the guise offreeing trade, PTAs have managed to re-create the preferences-ridden world of the 1930s as surely as protectionism did at the time. " [Bagwati et al. 1998: 1139]. Paul Krugman is also skeptical about FTAs. According to hirn, it is the worst outcome if the world divides into three trade zones: Europe, the western hemisphere, and East Asia. Scollay and Gilbert share this opinion [Scollay and Gilbert 2001: 6]. E. Baldwin analyzed Krugman's explanation of why regionalism is easier and other standard explanations of regionalism.

3. Continued to EU [394/14,402] 33 2. Globalization and Regional Cooperation in East Asia e. China 198512001 10 USA 2'3~~ 78,629 10 ASEAN [143/-9] bO~ ~10'684 (-1,520159,394] c [J ~ 3,856 19,235 10 ~J1'0211-10'5261 94,26~ 8,190 740 China 10,67. NIES 83,739 <-10,870 /86,430> 31';:~:oo/A:: 5'~~7~454 tp ~ 47, 48,755 10Japan [-6,499115,800] 10 Imports <::::====:::::1100 Exports ;:::::::::- EU (-3,557121,301] Unit: million dollar [Export---Import] ASEAN: Tolal of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand Fig.

Hirakawa contributions to EastAsian countries. Now, Japan should open her economy to East Asia. This will, in turn, create a favorable cycle of development within East Asia. Japan must ass ist in achieving balanced economic growth in the region. This is a precondition for Japan itself to develop further. In fact, many Japanese manufacturing firms have shifted their production sites to NIEs, ASEAN member countries, and China. The development of the international division of labor is decisive for Japanese firms to maintain their competitiveness in the world market.

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