JCIE’s Hitoshi Tanaka: Changes in Japan’s Foreign Policy
In the run-up to the August 30 Lower House elections in Japan, the Democratic Party of Japan’s foreign policy platform was noted for its clear desire for more engagement in and more cooperation with Japan’s East Asian neighbors. Whether this desire is in any way at odds with the strong Japan-U.S. relationship that has been the basis for much of Japan’s foreign policy for the past half-century is the subject of current debate in Tokyo and Washington. To complicate matters, the DPJ’s coalition partners – the Socialist Democratic Party in particular – take a more pacifist view to security matters than the DPJ and could well seek to limit any support the DPJ might otherwise offer U.S. military and United Nations-mandated military operations. Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hitoshi Tanaka shares his view of changes in Japan’s foreign policy since the DPJ came to power last fall and implications for U.S. – Japan relations.
Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange
Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
12-12:30 pm Registration & reception
1-2 Lecture and Q&A
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- Jan 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm