Japan's Quest for a More Assertive Foreign Policy
About the lecture
During the second term of the Shinzo Abe administration, Japan has experienced a major shift in its foreign policy outlook. This is a result of changing perceptions of regional dynamics, and the willingness on the part of the administration to take proactive steps in reforming aspects of the national security infrastructure and policy. However, the unexpected victory of Donald Trump posed Japan with an existential question. Would it be possible to rely on the alliance to function under a new administration? The actions of the Japanese government were quick. It doubled-down on the alliance, sending a message to the Trump team that Japan is willing to work with the new president.
About the speaker
Professor Toshihiro Nakayama is a Professor of American Politics and Foreign Policy at the Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University. He is also an Adjunct Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA).
|Date||Wednesday, 16 August 2017|
|Time||5:00am - 7:30am|
|Location||Archway 3 Lecture Theatre|
|Contact Name||Department of Politics|
|Contact Phone||64 3 479 8663|