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Book Talk

Japan’s Foreign Relations in Asia

Tuesday, March 13   19:00 - 21:00

Speakers:
  • Jeff Kingston (Director of Asian Studies at Temple University, Japan Campus and co-editor of Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia)
  • James D. J. Brown (Associate Professor of Political Science at Temple University, Japan Campus and co-editor of Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia.)
  • Daniel C. Sneider (Lecturer in East Asian Studies at Stanford University, Fellow at Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, and a contributor to Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia)

This event will feature the editors and contributors to the recently published textbook, Japan’s Foreign Relations in Asia (Routledge, December 2017). Further to providing an overview of this new volume, the presentations will introduce individual chapters and discuss their relevance to contemporary Japanese foreign policy. Particular emphasis will be placed on Japan’s current relations with Korea, China, and Russia, as well as on the subject of Japan’s evolving security policy.

Book summary:

Japan’s Foreign Relations in Asia has been specifically designed to introduce students to Japan’s foreign relations in Asia since 1990, a period in which there have been dramatic developments in Japan, including the reinterpretation of the Constitution and expanded US–Japan defence cooperation. The geopolitical dynamics and implications of these new developments are profound and underscore the need for a new textbook on this subject.

Covering not only the key regional players of China and the Koreas, this textbook also encompasses chapters on Japan’s relations with India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand, along with its multilateral engagement and initiatives. Combined with transnational chapters on critical issues, key themes covered by this book include:

• An historical overview of key post-war developments.
• Japan’s evolving security policy.
• Analysis of the region’s escalating maritime disputes.
• An evaluation of Japanese soft power in Asia.

Written by leading experts in accessible, jargon-free style, this new textbook will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Japanese politics, international relations and foreign policy and Asian affairs in general.

Date & Time:
Tuesday, March 13   19:00 - 21:00 (Doors open at 19:00)
Venue:
1F Parliament, Azabu Hall
Temple University, Japan Campus
2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Moderator:
Robert Dujarric (ICAS Director)
Registration:
If possible, we ask you to register by E-mail (icas@tuj.temple.edu) , but we always welcome participants even you do not register. / 参加登録はなしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。

Note: All ICAS events are held in English, open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.

Speakers:

Jeff Kingston

Director of Asian Studies at Temple University, Japan Campus and co-editor of Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia

Jeff Kingston, Director of Asian Studies at Temple University, Japan Campus and co-editor of Japan’s Foreign Relations in Asia. For further information, please click here.

James D. J. Brown

Associate Professor of Political Science at Temple University, Japan Campus and co-editor of Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia.

James D.J. Brown is Associate Professor of Political Science at Temple University, Japan Campus and co-editor of Japan’s Foreign Relations in Asia. For further information, please click here.

Daniel C. Sneider

Lecturer in East Asian Studies at Stanford University, Fellow at Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, and a contributor to Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia

Daniel C. Sneider is Lecturer in East Asian Studies at Stanford University, Fellow at Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, and a contributor to Japan’s Foreign Relations in Asia. For further information, please click here.