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API co-hosts Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogues (NEACD) with IGCC, University of California, USA

The Asia-Pacific Initiative, in collaboration with the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), hosted the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue (NEACD) from May 7-10, 2024. Prior to the main NEACD meeting, a Defense Information Sharing (DIS) meeting was held, attended by security experts and government officials. The NEACD brought together security officials, …

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API hosts a Roundtable with Foreign Policy Research Institute from the U.S.

On April 15, 2024, Asia Pacific Initiative (API) hosted a roundtable with Mr. Felix K. Chang, Senior Fellow, Asia Program and National Security Program, Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). This event was organized in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy that invited the researcher to Japan. The event featured a discussion on Maritime Security – Challenges, …

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IOG Holds “Japanese Companies in the Age of Geoeconomics Based on Analysis of Two Surveys ” Symposium Jointly with Japan Bank for International Cooperation

On February 29, 2024, the Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG) held a symposium titled “Japanese Companies in the Age of Geoeconomics Based on Analysis of Two Surveys ,” jointly with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) at the International House of Japan. At the symposium, Mr. ITAGAKI Shinichi, Director of Division 1, Strategic Research Department …

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How East Asia should prepare for a possible Trump comeback by Hirohito Ogi

Geoeconomic Briefing No.179 February 22, 2024 How East Asia should prepare for a possible Trump comeback Hirohito Ogi Senior Research Fellow PDF U.S. allies in East Asia are becoming increasingly worried about how the outcome of the U.S. presidential election in November will affect Washington’s East Asia policy. If former U.S. President Donald Trump wins …

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The Tyranny of Geography: Okinawa in the era of great power competition (Marina Fujita Dickson)

Limes n.9 / 2023 “La Cina resta un giallo” (October 5, 2023) The Tyranny of Geography: Okinawa in the era of great power competition Marina Fujita Dickson Research Associate PDF Since Okinawa’s handover back to Japan in 1972, the prefecture has played an indispensable role in Japan’s national security. The reason for this points to …

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Asia Leaders Fellowship (ALF) holds an inaugural gathering in Japan

The Asia Leaders Fellowship (ALF) is a community of 30 new leaders in the region who share a belief that Asia needs a place of dialogue, where “do-ers” can form meaningful and purposeful connections, articulate Asian ideas, and discuss Asian issues from Asian perspective. At the inaugural gathering in Japan, 24 entrepreneurs, investors, executives of …

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API hosts Roundtable with GMFUS/SPF Young Strategists Forum

On January 29, 2024, Asia Pacific Initiative (API) hosted a roundtable with 20 individuals from Young Strategists Forum (YSF) of The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMFUS) and Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF). The event featured a discussion on “Japan’s Grand Strategy.” API frequently organizes roundtables like this for international policy dialogue as part …

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“The Past, Present, and Future of Japan’s Geoeconomic Leadership”– IOG’s Podcast and its transcript are now available

The Institute of Geoeconomics (Kazuto Suzuki, Director, Institute of Geoeconomics) is pleased to announce that recorded audio of the Geoeconomic Agenda, “The Past, Present, and Future of Japan’s Geoeconomic Leadership,” and its transcript are now available. Geoeconomic Agenda is a new Pacific-centric, globally-minded podcast that investigates the connections between economics, geopolitics, business, and society. Hosted …

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API hosts a Roundtable with eight researchers from QUAD countries

On December 12, 2023, Asia Pacific Initiative (API), led by API President Ken Jimbo, hosted a roundtable featuring eight researchers from the QUAD countries, namely Australia, India, Japan and the United States. This event provided a platform for in-depth discussions between these researchers and the experts from API. The participating researchers belong to the following …

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“Critical Review of the Abe Administration” was published by Routledge

“Critical Review of the Abe Administration: Politics of Conservatism and Realism,” edited by Yoichi Funabashi and Koji Nakakita, was published by Routledge on December 12, 2023. This book has been released as part of Asia Pacific Initiative’s Critical Review of the Abe Administration project. Originally published in Bungeishunju in Japanese, this book examines policies pursued …

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Comparative Study of Defense Industries -Autonomy, Priority, and Sustainability-

Comparative Study of Defense Industries -Autonomy, Priority, and Sustainability- Amid the push for fundamental reinforcement of defensive capabilities following the release of three strategic documents, there’s a growing sense of crisis being expressed toward Japan’s defense industry. What are the challenges and their underlying causes? Are the currently proposed solutions appropriate? Through comparative studies of …

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API hosts the “2023 Japan-Korea Future Vision Dialogue”

Asia Pacific Initiative (API), together with the Institute of Japanese Studies, Kookmin University, hosted the “2023 Japan-Korea Future Vision Dialogue” on December 1, 2023, at the International House of Japan. Researchers, parliament members, and government officials from both Japan and the Republic of Korea participated in the Dialogue and engaged in a lively exchange of …

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API hosts meeting with Ms. Cindy Termorshuizen, Canada’s G7 Sherpa and Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

On November 28, 2023, Asia Pacific Initiative (API), led by API President Ken Jimbo, hosted a meeting with Ms. Cindy Termorshuizen, Canada’s G7 Sherpa and Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Participants discussed a variety of issues related to the Indo-Pacific region. API frequently organizes international policy dialogues of similar kind as part of our …

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“The EU’s Geoeconomic Strategy and its Future in the Indo-Pacific”– IOG’s Podcast and its transcript are now available

The Institute of Geoeconomics (Kazuto Suzuki, Director, Institute of Geoeconomics) is pleased to announce that recorded audio of the Geoeconomic Agenda, “The EU’s Geoeconomic Strategy and its Future in the Indo-Pacific,” and its transcript are now available. Geoeconomic Agenda is a new Pacific-centric, globally-minded podcast that investigates the connections between economics, geopolitics, business, and society. …

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“The Transformation of the Liberal International Order” Book Launch Event

The Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG) – International House of Japan (IHJ), has published “The Transformation of the Liberal International Order” by Springer on October 25, 2023, as part of the Liberal International Order(LIO) project. In conjunction with this, we are pleased to invite the editor, Hans Kundnani, to a book launch event as follows. The …

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“The Transformation of the Liberal International Order” was published by Springer

“The Transformation of the Liberal International Order: Evolutions and Limitations,” edited by Yuichi Hosoya and Hans Kundnani, was published by Springer on October 25, 2023. This open access book has been released as part of Asia Pacific Initiative’s Liberal International Order project. This book aims to emphasize the potential for Japan, Europe and Indo-Pacific countries …

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API hosts the “2023 Japan-Korea Policy Dialogue”

Asia Pacific Initiative (API, President: Dr Ken Jimbo, Managing Director of the International House of Japan (IHJ)) and The Asan Institute for Policy Studies co-hosted the “2023 Japan-Korea Policy Dialogue” at the IHJ on October 23, 2023. Participants included researchers of the two institutions and other invited experts. The attendees discussed topics including “Peace and …

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“Canada & the Indo-Pacific”– IOG’s Podcast and its transcript are now available

The Institute of Geoeconomics (Kazuto Suzuki, Director, Institute of Geoeconomics) is pleased to announce that recorded audio of the Geoeconomic Agenda, “Canada & the Indo-Pacific,” and its transcript are now available. Geoeconomic Agenda is a new Pacific-centric, globally-minded podcast that investigates the connections between economics, geopolitics, business, and society. Hosted by Paul Nadeau, Geoeconomic Agenda …

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Event Report: API co-hosts “2023 Japan-Korea Future Dialogue”

On August 30, 2023, the Asia-Pacific Initiative (API), under the leadership of its President, Ken Jimbo, co-organized an international symposium titled “2023 Japan-Korea Future Dialogue: Envisioning a New Era.” This event was jointly hosted in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Japan. The symposium brought together experts from both Japan and …

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“Rethinking China’s Belt & Road”– IOG’s Podcast and its transcript are now available

The Institute of Geoeconomics (Kazuto Suzuki, Director, Institute of Geoeconomics) is pleased to announce that recorded audio of the Geoeconomic Agenda, “Rethinking China’s Belt & Road with Eyck Freymann,” and its transcript are now available. Geoeconomic Agenda is a new Pacific-centric, globally-minded podcast that investigates the connections between economics, geopolitics, business, and society. Hosted by …

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IOG Economic Intelligence Report (August 7, 2023)

The IOG Economic Intelligence Report will cover the latest regulatory developments on economic security & geoeconomics in the United States and Europe along with background and analysis of what it means for Japan and Asia. Written by Paul Nadeau, visiting research fellow at the Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG) and assistant adjunct professor with Temple University, …

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API hosts a Roundtable with Dr. Eyck Freymann from Stanford University

On July 25, 2023, Asia Pacific Initiative (API), led by API President Ken Jimbo, hosted a roundtable with Dr. Eyck Freymann. Dr Freiymann is Hoover Fellow at Stanford University and the author of “One Belt One Road: Chinese Power Meets the World”. The event began with a keynote presentation by Dr. Freymann on “Future Pathways …

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“Semiconductors & the Economy of the Future with Chris Miller” – IOG’s Podcast and its transcript are now available

The Institute of Geoeconomics (Kazuto Suzuki, Director, Institute of Geoeconomics) is pleased to announce that recorded audio of the Geoeconomic Agenda, “Semiconductors & the Economy of the Future with Chris Miller,” and its transcript are now available. Geoeconomic Agenda is a new Pacific-centric, globally-minded podcast that investigates the connections between economics, geopolitics, business, and society. …

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Democracy-minded Yoon faces challenges in dealing with China By NISHINO Junya

Geoeconomic Briefing is a series featuring researchers at the IOG focused on Japan’s challenges in that field. It will also provide analyses of the state of the world and trade risks as well as technological and industrial structures. (Editor-in-chief: Dr. SUZUKI Kazuto, Director, Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG); Professor, The University of Tokyo) This article was …

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API hosts a Roundtable with Mr. Graham Webster from Stanford University

On June 27, 2023, Asia Pacific Initiative (API), led by API President Ken Jimbo, hosted a roundtable with Mr. Graham Webster, a research scholar and the editor-in-chief of the DigiChina Project at the Stanford University Cyber Policy Center. The event began with a keynote presentation by Mr. Webster on “The Role of Technology in US-China …

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API and Mansfield Foundation co-hosts a roundtable

On June 19, 2023, Asia Pacific Initiative (API, API President: Ken Jimbo) co-hosted a roundtable with The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation at the International House of Japan (I-House) in Tokyo. Participated by a total of more than 30 scholars and researchers including Mansfield-Luce Asia Scholars (Cohort 2), API researchers and guest scholars in the …

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The future lies in helping to make China a responsible superpower by MACHIDA Hotaka

Geoeconomic Briefing is a series featuring researchers at the IOG focused on Japan’s challenges in that field. It will also provide analyses of the state of the world and trade risks as well as technological and industrial structures. (Editor-in-chief: Dr. SUZUKI Kazuto, Director, Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG); Professor, The University of Tokyo) This article was …

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Submission of “Economic Security Survey: 100 Companies and their Voices to the Government,” to Sanae Takaichi, Minister of State for Economic Security

On May 30, 2023, the Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG), under the leadership of Director Kazuto Suzuki, submitted a booklet containing the results of an economic security survey of 100 companies and their voices to Sanae Takaichi, Minister of State for Economic Security. The booklet conveyed over 60 opinions and requests received from companies in response …

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[Event Report] IOG Hosts Seminar with the Premier of British Columbia and the Ambassador of Canada to Japan

The Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG), led by Director Kazuto Suzuki, hosted a seminar in collaboration with the Canadian Embassy on May 29, 2023, featuring David Eby, Premier of British Columbia, and Ian McKay, Ambassador of Canada to Japan and Canada’s Special Envoy for the Indo-Pacific, at the International House of Japan. First, Ambassador Ian McKay …

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Paul Nadeau, Visiting Research Fellow, published a new article about Biden administration’s economic diplomacy on The Diplomat

Photo: Shutterstock The article of Paul Nadeau, Visiting Research Fellow, “The Big Hole in the Biden Administration’s Economic Diplomacy,” was published on The Diplomat on May 24, 2023. On April 27, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan delivered a policy speech on “renewing American economic leadership.” It was, in Sullivan’s words, an attempt to explain …

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API hosts a roundtable with Mikko Huotari from MERICS

On 16 May 2023, the Asia Pacific Initiative (API) hosted a roundtable at the International House of Japan in Tokyo, featuring Dr. Mikko Huotari, Executive Director of the Mercator Institute for Chinese Studies (MERICS), a think-tank in Berlin, Germany. Following a keynote speech by Dr. Huotari entitled “Navigating uncertainty – the future of EU-China relations”, …

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G7 Hiroshima Summit 2023: IOG submitted ‘Nine Check Items for the G7 Summit’ to Japanese government

The Institute for Geoeconomics (Director: Kazuto Suzuki) submitted “Nine Check Items for the G7 Summit Highlighted by the Institute of Geoeconomics” to the Economic Security Policy Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 11th and the International Public Relations Office of the Cabinet Office on May 13th, in preparation for the G7 Hiroshima …

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API hosts a roundtable with Giorgio Cuscito

On April 26, 2023, the Asia Pacific Initiative (API) hosted a roundtable with Mr. Giorgio Cuscito, a Geopolitical analyst at Limes, Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica, a renowned Italian geopolitical journal, at the International House of Japan. Mr. Cuscito delivered a keynote speech titled, “Italy and Japan: strategic interests and challenges in the US-China-Russia triangle, with …

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“The Logic of US Trade Policy Today & The Outlook from Asia” – IOG’s Video is now available

The Institute of Geoeconomics (Paul Nadeau, Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Geoeconomics) is pleased to announce that recorded video of the IOG Geoeconomic Insights is now available. In IOG’s Geoeconomic Insights, IOG’s experts take one story shaping today’s international politics and draw out its implications. (Disclaimer) The views expressed in the IOG Geoeconomic Insights do …

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IOG Economic Intelligence Report (March 30, 2023)

The IOG Economic Intelligence Report will cover the latest regulatory developments on economic security & geoeconomics in the United States and Europe along with background and analysis of what it means for Japan and Asia. Written by Paul Nadeau, visiting research fellow at the Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG) and assistant adjunct professor with Temple University, …

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IOG hosts Asia Pacific Geoeconomics Council preparatory meeting

The Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG), led by Kazuto Suzuki, held a preparatory meeting for the Asia Pacific Geoeconomics Council on March 29, 2023, at the International House of Japan. Experts on economic security from South Korea, Singapore, Australia, and India were invited to discuss their respective countries’ economic security in the context of the varying …

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IOG Economic Intelligence Report (March 15, 2023)

The IOG Economic Intelligence Report will cover the latest regulatory developments on economic security & geoeconomics in the United States and Europe along with background and analysis of what it means for Japan and Asia. Written by Paul Nadeau, visiting research fellow at the Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG) and assistant adjunct professor with Temple University, …

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How Xi Jinping is fortifying China’s economic security by ETO Naoko

Geoeconomic Briefing is a series featuring researchers at the IOG focused on Japan’s challenges in that field. It will also provide analyses of the state of the world and trade risks as well as technological and industrial structures. (Editor-in-chief: Dr. SUZUKI Kazuto, Director, Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG); Professor, The University of Tokyo) This article was …

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“One Year Anniversary of Ukraine Invasion with James Brown” – IOG’s Podcast is now available

The Institute of Geoeconomics (Kazuto Suzuki, Director, Institute of Geoeconomics) is pleased to announce that recorded audio of the Geoeconomic Agenda is now available. Geoeconomic Agenda is a new Pacific-centric, globally-minded podcast that investigates the connections between economics, geopolitics, business, and society. Hosted by Paul Nadeau, Geoeconomic Agenda will feature interviews with guests from across …

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“An Introduction to Geoeconomics with Kazuto Suzuki” – IOG’s Podcast is now available

The Institute of Geoeconomics (Kazuto Suzuki, Director, Institute of Geoeconomics) is pleased to announce that recorded audio of the Geoeconomic Agenda is now available. Geoeconomic Agenda is a new Pacific-centric, globally-minded podcast that investigates the connections between economics, geopolitics, business, and society. Hosted by Paul Nadeau, Geoeconomic Agenda will feature interviews with guests from across …

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Second Survey Results of 100 Japanese Companies on Economic Security Announced
Roughly half of Japanese companies surveyed maintain advanced engineering information management and U.S.-and China compliance systems

The Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG) conducted a survey on economic security among 100 Japanese companies and published its results, marking its second implementation following 2021. The main investigation surveys 100 Japanese companies (including research organizations) that are considered by the IOG to play a critical role in the realm of economic security, as well as …

Second Survey Results of 100 Japanese Companies on Economic Security Announced
Roughly half of Japanese companies surveyed maintain advanced engineering information management and U.S.-and China compliance systems
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IOG Economic Intelligence Report (February 14, 2023)

The IOG Economic Intelligence Report will cover the latest regulatory developments on economic security & geoeconomics in the United States and Europe along with background and analysis of what it means for Japan and Asia. Written by Paul Nadeau, visiting research fellow at the Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG) and assistant adjunct professor with Temple University, …

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“Japan’s New National Security Strategy” – IOG’s Video is now available

The Institute of Geoeconomics (Ken Jimbo, President, Asia Pacific Initiative) is pleased to announce that recorded video of the IOG Geoeconomic Insights is now available. In IOG’s Geoeconomic Insights, IOG’s experts take one story shaping today’s international politics and draw out its implications. (Disclaimer) The views expressed in the IOG Geoeconomic Insights do not necessarily …

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IOG Economic Intelligence Report (January 31, 2023)

The IOG Economic Intelligence Report will cover the latest regulatory developments on economic security & geoeconomics in the United States and Europe along with background and analysis of what it means for Japan and Asia. Written by Paul Nadeau, visiting research fellow at the Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG) and assistant adjunct professor with Temple University, …

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Why the semiconductor competition between the U.S. and China is significant by SUZUKI Kazuto

Geoeconomic Briefing is a series featuring researchers at the IOG focused on Japan’s challenges in that field. It will also provide analyses of the state of the world and trade risks as well as technological and industrial structures. (Editor-in-chief: Dr. SUZUKI Kazuto, Director, Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG); Professor, The University of Tokyo) This article was …

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Japan’s future security lies in a ‘denial and competition’ strategy by JIMBO Ken

Geoeconomic Briefing is a series featuring researchers at the IOG focused on Japan’s challenges in that field. It will also provide analyses of the state of the world and trade risks as well as technological and industrial structures. (Editor-in-chief: Dr. SUZUKI Kazuto, Director, Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG); Professor, The University of Tokyo) This article was …

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IOG Economic Intelligence Report (January 18, 2022)

The IOG Economic Intelligence Report will cover the latest regulatory developments on economic security & geoeconomics in the United States and Europe along with background and analysis of what it means for Japan and Asia. Written by Paul Nadeau, visiting research fellow at the Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG) and assistant adjunct professor with Temple University, …

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API co-hosts “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 …

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[Commentary] Japan integrated economic security into its new National Security Strategy by SAGARA Yoshiyuki

SAGARA Yoshiyuki Senior Research Fellow On 16 December 2022, Japan’s Kishida administration approved three security documents: new National Security Strategy (NSS), National Defense Strategy, and Defense Buildup Program. The new National Security Strategy, inter alia, incorporated economic security, which the Kishida administration has placed importance on since its inception. Here are my four takes: 1. …

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[Commentary] How Can We Make the Argument on Tax Increase for Strengthening Defense Capabilities Persuasive? by OGI Hirohito

OGI Hirohito Senior Research Fellow On December 16, 2022, when the Japanese government released the three strategic documents, the Defense Buildup Program, one of these documents, stipulates that the level of expenditures necessary to implement the Defense Buildup Program for the five years from FY2023 to FY2027 will be around 43 trillion yen and that …

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[Commentary] The Strategic Shift from Territorial Defense to In-Depth Interdiction and the Unfinished Work of Transforming the Self-Defense Forces: Key Takeaways on Japanese Three Strategic Documents by OGI Hirohito

OGI Hirohito Senior Research Fellow On December 16, 2022, the Japanese government decided to significantly strengthen its defense capabilities by adopting the so-called Three Strategic Documents: The National Security Strategy, the National Defense Strategy, and the Defense Buildup Program. The strategic documents perceive China as “the greatest strategic challenge,” a more alarming expression than the …

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[Commentary] Significance and Challenges of Possessing the Counterstrike Capability by OUE Sadamasa

OUE Sadamasa Consulting Senior Fellow In the recently revealed National Security Strategy of Japan (NSS) and together with other strategic documents, the Japanese Government finally made its decision to acquire counterstrike capabilities. On February 29, 1956, the Government explicitly showed its view that, according to the Constitution, “as long as it is deemed that there …

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API organizes “Japan-Korea Future Vision Dialogue”

Asia Pacific Initiative (API, President: Dr Ken Jimbo, Managing Director of the International House of Japan) and The Institute of Japanese Studies, Kookmin University co-organized “Japan-Korea Future Vision Dialogue” in Tokyo, Japan on December 16, 2022. Participated by researchers and parliament members of the two countries, this dialogue discussed “Free and Open Indo-Pacific and Japan-Korea …

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“Japan-South Korea Relations & Surrounding Security Challenges” – IOG’s Video is now available

The Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG, Director SUZUKI Kazuto) is pleased to announce that recorded video of the IOG Geoeconomic Insights is now available. In IOG’s Geoeconomic Insights, IOG’s experts take one story shaping today’s international politics and draw out its implications. (Disclaimer) The views expressed in the IOG Geoeconomic Insights do not necessarily reflect those …

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How can Japan engage with Pacific nations amid U.S.-China competition? by KURUMADA Shuichi

Geoeconomic Briefing is a series featuring researchers at the IOG focused on Japan’s challenges in that field. It will also provide analyses of the state of the world and trade risks as well as technological and industrial structures. (Editor-in-chief: Dr. SUZUKI Kazuto, Director, Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG); Professor, The University of Tokyo) This article was …

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MOROFUJI Seminar: Dialogue session between Mr. Matt Pottinger and Dr. Kazuto Suzuki

On October 25, 2022, the International House of Japan (IHJ) organized MOROFUJI Seminar, inviting Mr. Matt Pottinger to Japan. Mr. Pottinger is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Chairman of the China Program at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. The seminar was organized as a dialogue between Dr. Kazuto Suzuki, Director …

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IOG co-hosts symposium with VUB-CSDS: “Europe and Japan in a Changing World”

The recorded videos are available here On October 24, 2022, the Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG, Director: SUZUKI Kazuto) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (VUB-CSDS) co-hosted the “Europe and Japan in a Changing World” symposium at the International House of Japan. After the opening remarks by Haitze Siemers, Deputy Head of …

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What did Nancy Pelosi’s visit do for Taiwan? by OGASAWARA Yoshiyuki

Geoeconomic Briefing is a series featuring researchers at the IOG focused on Japan’s challenges in that field. It will also provide analyses of the state of the world and trade risks as well as technological and industrial structures. (Editor-in-chief: Dr. SUZUKI Kazuto, Director, Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG); Professor, The University of Tokyo) This article was …

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