ICJS Event: Political constraints, legal devices and Japan's defense doctrine

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
6:00 p.m.
French-Japanese Center (Ebisu), Room 601
3-9-25, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo(Access)
Guibourg Delamotte
Adjunct Fellow, Temple University Japan Campus
Research Fellow, Asia Centre, Paris
Open to general public.
Registration closed

About the Event

Japan's defense doctrine looks like a compromise between law and politics. Political constraints from the 1955 system, governmental coalitions and the "divided Diet" since 2007 led governments to adopt an incremental approach in framing the doctrine, through the adoption of principles interpreting the constitutional ban on the use of force. The seminar will shed light on this process.

About Guibourg Delamotte

A Research Fellow at Asia Centre at SciencesPo, Dr. Guibourg Delamotte teaches International relations and Japanese politics at the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (Inalco). A graduate of the universities Paris 2 and of Oxford where she read Law, she studied International Relations at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo), whilst completing a Masters in Japanese at Inalco. In 2007, she completed her PhD at the Paris-based School of Social Sciences (EHESS). Her dissertation on Japan's defense policy received the Shibusawa-Claudel award in 2008.

She edits a newsletter, Japan Analysis, for Asia Centre (http://www.centreasia.org). Her publications include several articles and contributions (to Ramses, Documentation française's Asie, The HAPR...). In 2007, she coedited a book with Pr François Godement, Géopolitique de l'Asie (Armand Colin-Sédes).

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.