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Book Launch: Japan’s New Security Partnerships

26 November 2018, London

After decades of solely relying on the United States for its national security needs, Japan has begun to actively develop and deepen its security ties with a growing number of countries and actors in the Asia-Pacific region and Europe, a development that has further intensified under the Shinzo Abe administration.


In this talk, Professor Wilhelm Vosse and Professor Paul Midford will introduce the edited volume, Japan’s New Security Partnerships. The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the motives and objectives from both the Japanese and the partner-countries’ perspectives and asks what this might mean for the security architecture in the Asia-Pacific region, and what lessons can be learned for security cooperation more broadly. It examines in detail Japan’s partnerships with Australia, India, countries and multilateral security fora in East Asia, as well as with the EU and some of its member states.


Since the mid-2000s under LDP and DPJ administrations, bilateral security partnerships accelerated and today go beyond non-traditional security issue areas and extend far into traditional security and military affairs, including the exchange and joint acquisition of military hardware, military exercises, and capacity building. It is argued that these developments will have wide ranging implications for the security architecture in the Asia-Pacific, all of which are explored in this collection.



Free but booking is essential.

26 November 2018, 6:00pm
Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle, London NW1 4QP

Tel:020 7486 4348

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation