1964 年 1964 巻 24 号 p. 67-81,L3
Successive Japanese cabinets gave “United Nations Centralism”, “Cooperation with free world” and “Maintenance of membership in Asia” as three principles of their diplomacy. But, have these three principles played their roles as three poles of Japanese diplomacy without being mutually contradicted? The reporter statistically analyzed the Japanese voting record in the United Nations as a means of answering this question.
The reporter explains Japan's position in the United Nations by statistical analysis of Japan's voting samples in seven general assemblies of the United Nations beginning with the general assembly of 1956 after Japan first joined the United Nations. Then the reporter discusses elements of unity and division of AA group in relation to Japan's voting attitude with the same voting samples.
The reporter's conclusion is that Japan could not overcome the contradiction of the two principles, “cooperation with the free countries bloc” and “maintenance of membership of Asian country”, and as a result Japanese actual diplomacy has leant toward the “free countries bloc” time after time, and now shows a completely different attitude in voting from the general trend in Asia.