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Volume :1 Issue : 2 1975      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

JAPAN AND THE ARABIAN GULF

Auther : Dr. Muhammad Ali Al-Farrah

 

         This article deals with the nature and scope of relations between Japan and the Arabian Gulf Countries. It also surveys the growing economic relations that have evolved between the two regions since 1945.

         Japan’s reliance on its traditional source of energy, coal, was not sufficient after the Second World War. It had to turn to other sources, mainly oil, to run its growing industrial complex. Thus the oil-producing national, particularly those in the Arabian Gulf area, became of great relevance to Japan.

         The country’s consumption of oil increased from 13.3. Million tons in 1950 to 204.5 million tons in 1972, with approximately 80% of this fuel being imported from the Gulf region.

         Consumer and industrial exports to the area also multiplied significantly during the same period. During the late sixties, Japan managed to become the major exporter to the region, surpassing both the United States and the United Kingdom. However, the amount of imports by the Arabian Gulf countries did not constitute, in 1967, more than 1.5% of total Japanese exports.

         Japan’s role, however, has not been limited to the mere import of oil and export of consumer goods. In 1958, an agreement was signed to survey and explore the Neutral Zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Other agreements were also signed with Saudi Arabia and Abu-Dhabi to guarantee the flow of oil to Japan through Japanese oil companies. Assistance was also provided for the construction of a billion-dollar petro-chemical project in Saudi Arabia, as well as a scientific research program with Kuwait on fishery in the Gulf.

         The author arrives to the conclusion that both commercial and industrial ties are expanding between the two regions and that the present trends are in favor of both parties.

 

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