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Seminar: Two perspectives on Japanese foreign policy in East-Asia
March 21, 2019 - 14:15-16:00
Seminar: Prof. Dr. Tomoki Kamo, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, and Prof. Dr. Junya Nishino, Department of Political Science, Keio University will be giving two perspectives on Japanese foreign policy in East Asia.
Prof. Kamo: Japanese and Chinese Foreign Policy in East Asia
China chose to improve its relations with Japan last fall, even though the state of tension in the East China Sea remains unchanged. Why? The restoration of order in the East China Sea will be important for judging how China views the world order. His research and teaching focus on Chinese politics, comparative politics, and international relations of East Asia.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in the US-DPRK Joint Statement on June 12 in Singapore. But North Korea has not yet taken any concrete steps for denuclearization, nor has it disposed of nuclear materials or nuclear warheads produced in the past. Therefore it would be difficult to judge that the Japanese security environment has improved. This presentation will assess current security environment on the Korean peninsula and Japan’s efforts in dealing with North Korea, mainly focusing on the security and diplomatic cooperation triangle among Japan, the US and South Korea as well as Japan-South Korea bilateral cooperation.
Moderator: Professor Jørgen Delman
Comments by: Dr Andreas Bøje Forsby