Construyendo identidad: cooperación japonesa mediante la JICA (Agencia de Cooperación Internacional del Japón) en Myanmar y Tailandia (2007 – 2013)
Rayo Manrique, Pablo Joaquin
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is a Japanese asset in terms of foreign affairs, due to the fact that it aids in the construction of a new benevolent identity for Japan. Moreover, in Alexander Wendt’s constructivism, States create and consolidate their identities through social circumstances. The following case study presents the different programs carried out by JICA in Myanmar and Thailand between 2007 and 2013. Making an analysis of how the Japanese actions help create the image of a benevolent Japan in Southeast Asia. Finally, concluding that Japan assists equally those States in need, and those whose reality resembles that of Japan.