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Responses to China’s Rise and A North Korean Threat

November 19, 2012 - 14:00-16:30

The 37th Stockholm Seminar on Japan: “Responses to China’s Rise and A North Korean Threat”
What are the possibilities and obstacles related to the rise of China? How is Japan handling the issue of North Korean weapons of mass destruction? What effect has the relaxation of Japan’s arms export principles had for the Japanese defense industry?

Three distinguished speakers will present different Japanese perspectives on East Asian Security in the present, and discuss how Japan is responding or should respond.
Professor Yoshihide Soeya, Keio University
Yoshihide Soeya is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Keio University, where he also serves as the Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies.His areas of interest are politics and security in East Asia, and Japanese diplomacy and its external relations in the region and the world. He has a Ph.D. from University of Michigan (1987).
Associate Professor Yasuhuiro Izumikawa, Chuo University
Yasuhuiro Izumikawa is associate Professor at the Faculty of Policy Studies, Chuo University. He has a Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University (2002). His main research areas include International Relations Theory, East Asian Security, and U.S. Foreign Policy.
Mr. Sugio Takahashi, Senior Fellow, The National Institute for Defense Studies
Sugio Takahashi is Senior Fellow of the National Institute for Defense Studies and currently Deputy Director of the Office of Strategic Planning of Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Japan. He received an MA and a BA from the Waseda University and an MA from George Washington University.

Professor Marie Söderberg, Director, The European Institute of Japanese Studies
Dr. Johan Lagerkvist, Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow, UI
Moderator: Dr. Linus Hagström, Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow, UI
Venue: Utrikespolitiska institutet, Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm

Responses to China’s Rise and A North Korean Threat


November 19, 2012