Abbreviations; List of Tables; Foreword by Bogdan Mieczkowski; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction - Hiroshi Itoh; 2. Foreign Policy making: Reflections of a Former Ambassador - Yuji Kurokawa; 3. Japan's Policies toward Ukraine: Reflections of a Former Ambassador - Yuji Kurokawa; 4. The Liberalized Immigration Policy - Nobutaka Shinomiya; 5. Japan's ODA and National Security - Naoto Yoshikawa; 6. Japan's whaling policy: Rejection of an international norm - Keiko Hirata; 7. The Open Skies over Japan: Globalization of Civil Aviation - Hiroshi Itoh; 8. Prime Minister Koizumi's Legacy: the Reform of the Postal Services - Charles D. Lake II; 9. From Outbound to Inbound: Japan's International Travel and Tourism Promotion Policy Rationales, 1963-2003 - Lonny E. Carlile; 10. National Security and Mass Media Freedom - Lawrence W. Beer; 11. Female Imperial Succession?: Public Policy Alternatives - Itsuo Sonobe; 12. Conclusions - Hiroshi Itoh; Selected Bibliography.