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Atenea (Concepción)

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ROSS, César. Chile y Japón: El impacto del quiebre de la democracia, 1973. Atenea (Concepc.) [online]. 2005, n.492, pp.121-134. ISSN 0718-0462.

Unlike what had been originally thought for the Asian countries and particularly Japan, the collapse of the Chilean democratic system on September 11 1973, did not have a negative impact on the Chile-Japan relations. On the contrary, and even though it created a brief uncertainty, it stimulated the development of a new foreign relations model between the two countries, based on the general idea of transaction as the core element. The hypothesis stated in this chapter is that the main political impact had to do with the legitimization of the Military Regime. Undoubtedly, this unexpected dividend was very important. Japan not only refused to dispute the Coup, but it also immediately acknowledged the new Government. On the other hand, the Chilean government skillfully turned this reaction into political and economic capital, since in this field and for a long time, the Chilean state would continue to be the main entrepreneur, and the most important player for Japanese entrepreneurs.  Consequently, this chapter is intended to determine the effects of the Coup on bilateral relations. The methodological and source strategy was focused on reviewing the classified documents of the Historical Archive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile

Palabras clave : Chile; foreign policy; institutional  breakdown; military regime.

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