- 法と政治 (ISSN:02880709)
- vol.40, no.4, pp.841-885, 1989-12-20
Few studies have been made of the foreign policy of the Japanese Empire toward Italy and Ethiopia during the Italo-Ethiopian conflict which moved Benito Mussolini to the fateful conquest of Ethiopia in October 1935. This study is a reexamination of Japan's diplomacy toward Italy and Ethiopia as well as the latters' reactions thereto prior to the beginning of the Italo-Ethiopian war. The author's paper consists of following sections : I. Introduction. II. Italian-Japanese Relations before the Italo-Ethiopian Conflict. III. Ethiopia and Japan. IV. Ambassador Sugimura's Remarks and their Repercussions. V. The Mediterranean Crisis and Italo-Japanese Relations. VI. Conclusion.