“Japan’s Foreign Policy in a Time of Shifting Geopolitical Goals”
Noboru Yamaguchi, Lieutenant General, JGSDF (ret.), Professor, International University of Japan
Moderated by Takako Hikotani, Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Columbia University
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918
No registration required.
Three years have passed since Shinzo Abe became the prime minister of Japan. Attitudes toward this administration are divided into two extreme poles, with little ground in between. What, then, is new under Abe’s leadership? How is Japan’s current foreign policy different than that of its previous administrations, and why? Professor Noboru Yamaguchi will explore the position of the Abe administration in the emerging power relations in East Asia, and unravel the contradictions that lie beneath the many policy goals that Abe has promised to achieve.