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Active Pacifism? Japan’s New Security Policy
March 4, 2016 - 13:30-15:00
Since the end of the Cold War, Japan’s security policy has changed from “extreme” pacifism to more actively contributing to peace and stability, within the limits of its Constitution. This transition has accelerated in the past few years, due to the evolving security situation in Japan’s neighborhood – namely China’s rise – as well as the increasing threat posed by international terrorism. Professor Akhiro Sado from Chukyo University in Japan will discuss the challenges and changes to Japan’s security policy, including the reinterpretation of Article 9 of the Constitution last year, and what this entails for Japan’s role in the region and beyond.
Venue: ISDP, Västra Finnbodavägen 2, Stockholm-Nacka, Stockholm, Sweden