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Northeast India and Japan: Engagement through Connectivity


This book examines the complex and connected past, present, and future of Northeast India and Japan. It looks at the intricate political geography and ethnolinguistic diversity of India’s Northeast, and its historical and strategic relationship between Japan.
From the theatre of the Second World War to a potential economic corridor to the Indo-Pacific, the Northeast, which shares a border with China, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar, has emerged as an area of central importance in India–Japan relations. The book highlights the importance of connectivity and cooperation in the North Eastern Region, for sustainable growth, better accessibility, and quality of life. The chapters in the volume look at shared economic, socio-political, and environmental concerns of the two countries as well as the shared legacies between Japan and the Northeast through stories, collective memories and memorials about World War II, and research. They also explore the strategic implications of China’s One Belt One Road initiative in the region and for India–Japan relations, India’s Act-East policy, provincial politics and ethnic conflicts, and the challenges for sustainable development and greater cooperation for the two countries.
With contributions from both Indian and Japanese academics, this book will be a key resource on understanding Asian politics. It will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of politics and international relations, strategic studies, development studies, and Asian studies.

■ Northeast India and Japan: Engagement through Connectivity
■ Edited by Mayumi Murayama, Sanjoy Hazarika and Preeti Gill
■ 354pp
■ 2021
■ ISBN978-0-367-53050-1


Introduction: East by North-east/ Sanjoy Hazarika

Part I: Connectivity for Northeast from International Perspective

Chapter 1: Connectivity of India and Japan’s cooperation/ Takenori Horimoto

Chapter 2: Border and Connectivity in India’s North Eastern Region: India–China Border and Arunachal Pradesh/ Marie Izuyama

Part II: Northeast Economy and Connectivity

Chapter 3: Economic and Development Policies in the North Eastern Region and the Current/ Kaisii Kokho

Chapter 4: Connectivity and Northeast India: Challenges and Way Forward/ Prabir De

Chapter 5: Economic Potential of Road Infrastructure Development in and around the North Eastern Region/ Kenmei Tsubota

Part III: Northeast and Connectivity from People’s perspective

Chapter 6: Provincial Politics and the Act East Policy: How Political Dynamics within Northeast India Influences Connectivity/ Samrat Chowdhury

Chapter 7: Connectivity in a Disconnected Society: Territorialism and Exclusive Citizenship in India’s Northeast/ Hiroshi Sato

Chapter 8: Ethnic Conflicts and Local Autocracy in India’s North Eastern Region: A Case-Study of Ethnic Clashes in Bodoland, Assam, in 2012 and 2014/ Makiko Kimura

Chapter 9: Connectivity in Northeast India: Women, Violence, Women’s Writing/ Preeti Gill

Part IV: Northeast and Japan from the Past to the Present

Chapter 10: Partitioned Lives: Myanmar-born Indians in the Manipur Borderland/ Noriyuki Osada

Chapter 11: North East India, the World War II and Japan: Past, Present and Future/ Yaiphaba Meetei Kangjam and Hemant Singh Katoch

Chapter 12: Mutual Perspectives of People of Japan and Northeast India during World War II/ Mayumi Murayama

Chapter 13: A Guide to the Japanese Literature on the Battles of Imphal and Kohima/ Kanako Sakai