Japan's Evolving Security Policy: Understanding the "New Normal"

  • 22 Oct 2015
  • 12:00 PM
  • One Financial Plaza 1350 Main Street Springfield, MA

The World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts  presents

Instant Issues Series: 

Japan's Evolving Security Policy: Understanding the "New Normal"

Dr. Dennis Yasutomo

Professor of Government, Smith College

Thursday, October 22, 2015 

from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

One Financial Plaza  1350 Main Street  Springfield, MA 

A longtime member and friend of the Council, Dennis Yasutomo will speak on recent developments in Japan's security policy, including the Shinzo Abe Cabinet's reinterpretation of the "Peace Constitution" in the context of heightened military, territorial, and economic tensions throughout the Asian region."

His specialized field of research is contemporary Japanese foreign policy, and he is the author of numerous books and articles on Japanese politics and diplomacy. His books include Japan's Civil-Military Diplomacy: The Banks of the Rubicon , The New Multilateralism in Japan's Foreign Policy, The Manner of Giving: Strategic Aid and Japanese Foreign Policy, and Japan and the Asian Development Bank.

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