【Special Features】G7 Summit

In May 2023, Japan will host the Hiroshima G7 Summit. It will be an unprecedented summit given the ongoing war waged against Ukraine by Russia. As such, this summit also presents a key opportunity for liberal democracies to unite and maintain sanctions against Russia while supporting Ukraine.. In response to the current geopolitical landscape, the need to maintain and strengthen the rules-based international order has been identified by the Japanese government as an important common issue. However, discontent might grow within the G7 countries as the war drags on, making it difficult for sanctions and support to continue. How will the G7 countries face these challenges? What kind of leadership should Japan provide?

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Survey of 100 Japanese Companies on Economic Security

The Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG) conducted a survey on economic security among 100 Japanese companies, marking its second implementation succeeding the survey of 2021 by the Asia Pacific Initiative (API). The survey reveals cost increase and anxiety for future operations of Japanese firms due to Russia’s invasion in Ukraine and sanctions on Russia, alongside their increased awareness of rising US-Chinese tensions and Taiwan Contingency. Struggling to find a balance between security and economic activities, Japanese firms have strengthened information security and supply chain resilience.

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【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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<IOG Economic Intelligence Report>2023.06.02

IOG Economic Intelligence Report (Vol. 2 No. 10)

G7 Leaders Tackle Economic Coercion and More / An Agreement in IPEF / APEC Trade Ministerial / Micron Fails Security Review in China / Japan-U.S. Cooperation on Supply Chains / New AD/CVD Rules ProposedNew AD/CVD Rules Proposed / Revoke Most-Favored Nation Status? / Australia-U.S. Cooperation on Critical Minerals /Analysis: What We Have Is a Failure to Communicate

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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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