ICJS Korea Japan Group: Narushige Michishita on "A Plan for Japan's Grand Strategy"

Presented by Temple University, Japan Campus, Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS)
Yoshiko Tanaka-Shichinohe (in Sapporo)
Mieko Nakabayashi
Devin Stewart (in New York City)
Michael Rogol (out of town)

Thursday, March 19th, 2009
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (talk starts at 7:30 p.m.)
TUJ Azabu Hall 608 (Access)
Open to general public.
You can purchase a bento and drinks at the convenience store next to the university.
Registration closed

About the Event

In this event, Dr. Michishita will explain that, contrary to the widely held view that Japan is a “soft power” state, it relies primarily on “hard power, ” for example Official Development Assistant (ODA), in the conduct of its foreign and security policy. To compensate with its expected relative decline in the coming years and decade, Japan should increase its capacity to mobile all its resources to defend its national interests.

About Narushige Michishita

Narushige Michishita (道下徳成) is Assistant Professor of the Security and International Studies Program at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS, 政策研究大学院大学) in Tokyo. He acquired his Ph.D. in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. A specialist in strategic and Korean studies, his works include: North Korea's Military-Diplomatic Campaigns, 1966-2008 (Routledge, forthcoming in 2009); “Changing Faces of Japanese Defense Policy: Past and Future,” Global Economic Review 31/4 (2002); and “Alliances After Peace in Korea,” in Survival 41/3 (Autumn 1999).
His website is: http://narushigemichishita.web.fc2.com/

About ICJS
The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.