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[Lunchtime Lecture] New Japan-US Relations and Security in Asia


  • *This lecture has finished.
  • Lecturer: Jimbo Ken
    (Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University)
  • Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 0:15-1:30 pm (Doors open at 11:45 am)
  • Venue: Kabayama-Matsumoto Room, International House of Japan
  • Language: Japanese (without English interpretation)
  • Admission: 1,000 yen (Students: 500 yen, IHJ members: Free)
  • Seating: 70 (reservation required) *Lunch is NOT included.

The new guidelines for Japan-US defense cooperation are now under review and to be revised. How will this revision change the relationship between Japan and the United States? Dr. Jimbo will talk about the prospects for future Japan-US relations in the Asia-Pacific region, explaining the impact of territorial disputes in East Asia and the South China Sea on Japan.

Jimbo Ken

Photo: Jimbo KenAssociate Professor at the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University. Dr. Jimbo is concurrently Senior Research Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation (TKFD) and the Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS). He also serves as Director, Board of Directors, Civic Force. His main research fields include Japan-US security relations, Japanese foreign and defense policy, multilateral security in the Asia-Pacific, and regionalism in East Asia. He has been a member of various governmental commissions and research groups as a policy advisor at the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, the Cabinet Secretariat, the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His recent publications include “From ‘Double Track’ to ‘Convergence’: Japanese Defense Policy and an Emerging Security Architecture in Asia-Pacific Region” in Tatsumi Yuki and Andrew L. Oros, eds., Japan’s New Defense Establishment: Institutions, Capabilities, and Implications (The Henry Stimson Center, 2007) and Regional Security Architecture in the Asia-Pacific (ed., Nippon Hyoron Sha, 2011) (in Japanese: Ajia Taiheiyo no Chiiki Anzen Hosho Ahkitekucha).