10. Identitas dan Kebijakan Luar Negeri: Komitmen Jepang Terhadap Penanganan Illegal Logging di Indonesia dalam Kerangka Asia Forest Partnership Tahun 2002 - 2012

*Afifah Rahmi Andini -  Jurusan Hubungan Internasional, Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
Tri Cahyo Utomo -  Jurusan Hubungan Internasional, Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
Sheiffi Puspapertiwi -  Jurusan Hubungan Internasional, Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
Received: 3 Jan 2017; Published: 3 Mar 2017.
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Abstract
Illegal logging in Indonesia has contributed to the increasing rate of deforestation and
forest degradation at the globa level as it is also responsible for the increase of world
carbon emissions. Considering that problem, Japan present to initiate the Asia Forest
Partnership (AFP) in 2002 to combat illegal logging in Indonesia. This research aimed to
find the background of Japan’s commitment to the relief initiative to decrease illegal
logging in Indonesia. In analyzing the background, this research uses Constructivism
Paradigm by employing qualitative method with explanative type-analytical techniques
through interviews and literatures review. From this research, it can be known that the
Japanese action in relation to its commitment to reduce illegal logging in Indonesia is
strongly related to the identity of Japan as a eco-centric country with high concern for the
environment, as a result of the adoption of Shinto’s values.

Keywords
Japan, Indonesia, illegal logging, Constructivism, ecocentric identity, Shinto, Asia Forest Partnership

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