Japan's Foreign Aid Policy
Japan moved from being a net recipient of foreign aid after World War II to the top donor nation in the 1990s. In this video lecture, Phillip Lipscy, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, provides a historical overview of Japan's foreign aid policy.
In the accompanying discussion guide, students receive a general overview of why countries provide foreign aid before diving into a more detailed examination of Japan's foreign aid history. Students explore what types of foreign aid are most valuable and develop a philosophy on how aid can best work for both donor and recipient countries.