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Japan's quest for a more assertive foreign policy

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
Audience All University,Public
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Public Lecture
CampusDunedin
DepartmentPolitics
LocationArchway 3 Lecture Theatre
Contact NameDepartment of Politics
Contact Phone64 3 479 8663
Contact Emailpolitics@otago.ac.nz
Websitehttp://www.otago.ac.nz/politics

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