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CJS Noon Lecture Series | Japan’s Response to the ‘US-China Cold War

Masashi Nishihara, President of the Research Institute for Peace and Security, Tokyo, Japan
Thursday, February 21, 2019
12:00-1:30 PM
Room 110 Weiser Hall Map
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit.

A strong and wealthy America meets Japan’s security as well as economic interests. In this sense Tokyo prefers Trump’s type of leadership to Obama’s. However, as the U.S.-China relations become confrontational, Japan has to make sure that they will not spill over to itself. Trade war between Washington and Beijing will affect Japanese trade and eventually its economy. Military tensions in the South China Sea may prevent Japan’s vital trading route from safe use. China is conducting “smile diplomacy” for Japan and is trying to drive a wedge between Japan and the United States. Japan should sustain the strong alliance with the United States in this triangular relationship.

President of the Research Institute for Peace and Security, which he assumed in 2006. A graduate of Kyoto University (BA) and a holder of an MA and PhD in political science from the University of Michigan. He was Professor of International Relations at the National Defense Academy in 1977-2000 and served as President of the Academy in 2000-2006.

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Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Asia, Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures