Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2023 6:30 PM
Location: Temple University, Japan Campus (Access) 1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004


  • Andrew Oros (Washington College)


  • Stephen Nagy (Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies)


Japan is at the leading edge of an unprecedented population aging and shrinking underway in Northeast Asia, with both fellow security partners of the United States such as South Korea and Taiwan as well as adversaries China, North Korea, and Russia facing similar population changes through 2035. The regional trend of both graying populations and rising gray-zone security challenges sets a new context for regional security competition, which has the result of drawing in a greater number of security partners from the broader Indo-Pacific region and even from Europe. This talk will consider Japan’s new national security strategy (December 2022) within the context of Japan’s graying security landscape.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 18:30-


Temple University, Japan Campus Room 401 (Access)


Registration is not required (For questions e-mail to


This event is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS).

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


Andrew Oros

Washington College

Andrew Oros is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland and author of "Japan's Security Renaissance" (Columbia University Press, 2017). He was recently a fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC working on a new book manuscript tentatively entitled “Asia's Graying Security: Aging Powers and Rising Challenges in the Indo-Pacific.

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