ICJS Event: Japan strikes back? Defense policy review and the future of Tokyo's military power

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
TUJ Azabu Hall 212 (Access)
Andrew Oros, Alessio Patalano, and Robert Dujarric
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 the wake of North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests, as well as the recent Japanese deployments in the Gulf of Aden, we will assess the state of Japan’s defense policy and examine the future development of its military power.

Our panelists, Andrew Oros, Alessio Patalano, and Robert Dujarric, will lead the session.

Andrew Oros of Washington College is a specialist on the international and comparative politics of East Asia. He is the author of Normalizing Japan: Politics, Identity, and the Evolution of Security Practice (Stanford University Press, 2008) and the co-editor of and contributor to Japan's New Defense Establishment: Institutions, Capabilities, and Implications (Stimson Center, 2007). A graduate of the University of Southern California, he holds master’s degrees from the University of London and Columbia University, where he also earned his doctorate.

Alessio Patalano is teaching fellow on East Asian security at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, where he obtained his MA and PhD degrees. He regularly lectures on naval strategy and Asian military history at the Italian Naval Staff College (ISMM), Venice. Dr Patalano authored articles on Japanese post-war naval power that appeared in English, Italian and Japanese languages, and is presently editing a book titled Seizing the Trident: Seapower and Strategy in Britain and Japan from the Alliance to an Interdependent World (forthcoming 2010).

Robert Dujarric is director of the Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies at Temple University, Japan Campus. He is a former Council on Foreign Relations Hitachi Fellow in Japan and a frequent contributor to the policy debate in Tokyo. He is the co-author of America’s Inadvertent Empire (Yale, 2004) and other books. He is a graduate of Harvard College and holds an MBA from Yale University.

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.