BWI Japan's Indo-Pacific Strategy in the Emerging U.S.-China Rivalry
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Indo-Pacific Strategy in the Emerging U.S.-China Rivalry
Japan’s Indo-Pacific Strategy in the Context of an Emerging U.S.-China Rivalry
Japan has been initiating the Open and Free Indo-Pacific Strategy (FOIP) in the time of U.S.-China rivalry. While the U.S. is an indispensable ally with whom Japan shares core values and vital strategic interests, China has been Japan’s largest trading partner for a decade. Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. government has presented a tougher stance towards China. In this lecture, Professor Yuichi Hosoya discusses Japan’s foreign policy under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, particularly Tokyo’s views on the growing U.S.-China rivalry.
Lecturer: Dr. Yuichi Hosoya
Yuichi Hosoya is professor of international politics at Keio University, Tokyo. He is also Senior Researcher at the Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS), Senior Fellow at The Tokyo Foundation (TKFD), and also Adjunct Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA). Professor Hosoya was a member of the Advisory Board at Japan’s National Security Council (NSC) (2014-2016). He was also a member of Prime Minister’s Advisory Panel on Reconstruction of the Legal Basis for Security (2013-14), and Prime Minister’s Advisory Panel on National Security and Defense Capabilities (2013). Professor Hosoya studied international politics at Rikkyo (BA), Birmingham (MIS), and Keio (Ph.D.). He was a visiting professor and Japan Chair (2009–2010) at Sciences-Po in Paris (Institut d’Études Politiques) and a visiting fellow (Fulbright Fellow, 2008–2009) at Princeton University. His research interests include the postwar international history, British diplomatic history, Japanese foreign and security policy, and contemporary East Asian international politics. His most recent publications include, Security Politics: Legislation for a New Security Environment (Tokyo: JPIC, 2019). His comments appeared at New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, USA Today, Die Welt and Le Monde, as well as at major Japanese media.
Moderator: Dr. Andrew Oros
Andrew L. Oros is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. His latest research project examines how demographic change – such as shrinking populations, aging societies, and gender imbalances – will affect the security environment in the Indo-Pacific region and, in particular, the network of US alliances and partnerships in the region. He conducted research for his last book, Japan’s Security Renaissance (Columbia University Press, 2017), as an invited research fellow at Japan’s National Institute of Defense Studies and as a Japan Foundation Abe fellow at Keio University in Tokyo and Peking University in Beijing. He also is the author of two other books and numerous articles and book chapters on issues related to East Asian security and Japanese politics. He serves as an executive editor of the scholarly journal Asian Security, and is a member of the US-Japan Network for the Future (Japan Foundation/Mansfield Foundation, Cohort 2). He earned his Ph.D in political science at Columbia University.