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Besides China, Northeast Asia includes other important energy consumers: Japan and South Korea. These OECD-member economies are highly dependent on imports (which account for more than 80% of domestic consumption in both cases), especially of oil and natural gas, and their energy security has been subjected to considerable threats in recent years. This paper briefly reviews the energy situation and prospects of both countries. It also presents an analysis of Tokyo’s and Seoul’s strategic responses to the (perceived o real) worsening of their energy security, in which the strenghts and weaknesses of each approach are highlighted. Finally, the paper lists some of the lessons that other highly energy import-dependent economies might extract from the experience of Japan and South Korea.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Energy security with a high external dependence: the strategies of Japan and South Korea|
|Keywords:||Japan, South Korea, energy system, energy dependence, energy security, energy policy and strategy, international rivalry and cooperation|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q4 - Energy > Q48 - Government Policy
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O53 - Asia including Middle East
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q4 - Energy > Q40 - General
|Depositing User:||Pablo Bustelo|
|Date Deposited:||18. Apr 2008 14:42|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 19:54|
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