31 August 2009

Japan strebt “Asiatische Union” an

(c) wecand, FlickrSupranationalismus ist out? Das glauben hier vielleicht manche. Aber im fernen Osten scheint die Sonne des Supranationalismus gerade erst aufzugehen. Nach den Wahlen in Japan kommt dort jetzt ein Mann mit Visionen an die Macht:

As we seek to build new structures for international cooperation, we must overcome excessive nationalism and go down a path toward rule-based economic cooperation and security,

schreibt Yukio Hatoyama, dessen Demokratische Partei gerade einen Erdrutschsieg von gigantischen Ausmaßen errungen hat und der vermutlich Japans neuer PM wird, in der NYT.

Unlike Europe, the countries of this region differ in size, development stage and political system, so economic integration cannot be achieved over the short term. However, we should nonetheless aspire to move toward regional currency integration as a natural extension of the rapid economic growth begun by Japan, followed by South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and then achieved by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China.

Und die politische Integration ist dabei, wenn auch auf einer langen Zeitschiene, durchaus impliziert:

Establishing a common Asian currency will likely take more than 10 years. For such a single currency to bring about political integration will surely take longer still.

SUGGESTED CITATION  Steinbeis, Maximilian: Japan strebt “Asiatische Union” an, VerfBlog, 2009/8/31, https://verfassungsblog.de/japan-strebt-asiatische-union-an/.

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