【Special Features】 Analyzing the 2022 Japanese Strategic Documents

On December 16 2022, the Japanese Government released three strategic documents; the National Security Strategy, National Defense Strategy, and the Defense Buildup Program. What is required to transform Japan’s security policy into a more realistic strategy capable of deterring and responding to existing threats? How do the three strategic documents address this issue? Where is Japan’s security headed? What are the implications for economic security? We will examine these questions through Geoeconomic Briefings, Geoeconomic Insights, and commentary essays written by our experts.

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China’s Zero-COVID Policy

Naoko Eto, Senior Fellow & Group Head, China, Institute of Geoeconomics
Marina Dickson, Research Associate, Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG)

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Taiwan and Ukraine: Challenging Authoritarianism

Asia Pacific Initiative (API), together with the Japan Program of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford University, and the Yomiuri Shimbun, hosted “Taiwan and Ukraine: Challenging Authoritarianism (Yomiuri International Forum)” on January 16, 2023 at the International House of Japan. The event’s discussions were extremely lively, with approximately 80 participants attending in person and about 600 people joining the event online.

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The US and Japan’s Economic Security & China’s Trajectory (MOROFUJI Seminar)

On Tuesday October 25, 2022, the IHJ held a seminar in which IOG Director Kazuto Suzuki hosted a dialogue with Mr. Matt Pottinger. As Xi Jinping began a third term after the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, Mr. Pottinger explained what the new Chinese leadership means, what it aims to do, its implications on the economy, relations with Russia, the US’s National Security Strategy, as well as the US’s human rights diplomacy. Among other points, he stressed the need for Japan and the US to collaborate and rapidly enhance the defense capability to deter China from making a misjudgment.

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