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Japan's New Proactive Foreign Policy: Causes and Consequences

22 January 2015 - 08:00 to 09:15

Chatham House, London


Dr John Swenson-Wright, Head, Asia Programme, Chatham House

Chair: Jason James, Director General, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation



The speaker will consider Japan’s new approach to foreign and security policy and reflect on the likely consequences for regional and global security.

He will examine factors behind this shift in policy, including regional security challenges, rising public anxiety regarding Japan’s strategic and political vulnerabilities, and generational shifts on the part of the Japan’s senior leaders. He will also outline the impact of innovations in institutional policy making, such as the establishment of a new Japanese National Security Council and concerns regarding the long-term reliability of traditional alliance partnerships.

Attendance is strictly by invitation only. To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.
This event is only open to Major Corporate Member and Partner organizations of Chatham House. To register for this event, please RSVP to Linda Bedford.