Events

Upcoming Events

Time:
19:30 (Door open at 19:00)
Speaker:
  • Kerry Lynn S. Nankivell

* This event is co-sponsored by ICAS and Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS). Professor Nankivell will discuss the findings of her recently released edited volume, Chinese-Japanese Competition in the East Asian Security Complex. She will outline the role that Sino-Japanese competition plays in East Asian security, an area of study largely overlooked in contemporary writing, which tends to focus on either US–China relations or U.S. hegemony. Drawing on her analysis of collapsing dynamics in the East and South China Seas, as well as chapters contributed by leading scholars, the talk aims to offer a multi-dimensional portrait of Chinese-Japanese competition in contemporary Asia. Considering energy competition and rivalry for trade…
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Time:
19:30 (Door open at 19:00)
Speaker:
  • Gregory W. Noble (Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo)

Donald Trump, with his contempt for “political correctness” and determination to limit if not ban Muslim immigrants to the United States, reject the TPP and pull out of the Paris Accord; the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” from the European Union; Marine Le Pen’s vigorous presidential campaign against immigration in France; Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, Fidesz in Hungary and Duterte in the Philippines—populist parties and leaders have emerged around the world, and many have captured national governments. These movements typically reject existing structures, elites, procedures and norms, look askance at international cooperation, valorize strong leadership, and in some cases even violate laws and resort to violence. Japan, in contrast, appears to…
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