The U.S. – Japan Alliance and China
China is expanding its military, especially the naval capacity. This creates fear in East Asia and may result in regional instability.
The 34th Stockholm Seminar on Japan will discuss the role of the U.S.- Japan alliance as a balancer vis-à-vis China in the region and particularly against Chinese naval strategy. Focal point will be the Taiwan Strait and the East and South China Seas.
Tomohito Shinoda is Professor of International Relations at the International University of Japan, located in Niigata, Japan. He has a Ph.D. from the John Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. His publications include Leading Japan: The Role of the Prime Minister (Praeger, 2000), Koizumi Diplomacy: Japan's Kantei Approach in Foreign and Defense Affairs (University of Washington Press, 2007), and Japanese Politics Then and Now: Institutional Changes and Power Shift (Columbia University Press, forthcoming).
For more information, see the invitation below.
Venue: The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm.
Registration starts at 14.30 at the seminar.
The seminar series is jointly organized by the European Institute of Japanese Studies at Stockholm School of Economics, the East Asia Program at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and the Department of Japanese Studies at Stockholm University. It features monthly seminars on Japanese economy, politics and society.
Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 15:00 to 16:30