ASEAN's strategic challenges and the role of Japan in the Indo-Pacific geopolitical arena

Thursday 17 March 2022, 09:00 to 10:30

Established in October 2020 with the support of the Japan Foundation, the Japan program serves as an independent platform to advance academically rigorous discussions on geostrategic developments in Asia and the Indo-Pacific region, enhance awareness of Tokyo’s foreign and security policy, inform and shape the policy agenda confronting the Japanese and European leadership and promote political and security cooperation between Japan and Europe, focusing specifically on the EU and NATO.

Public lecture #2

The Indo-Pacific is paid great attention as a significant geopolitical arena due to various developments such as intensifying Sino-U.S. competition, the emergence of the Quad and Aukus, the construction of economic partnerships such as the CPTPP and RCEP, and the strengthening involvement of European countries. How are ASEAN countries trying to proactively respond to Indo-Pacific's increasingly complex strategic situations? What are their objectives? What significance are ASEAN's strategies for Japan's strategy in Indo-Pacific?

Lecturer: Dr Mie Oba is Professor at the Faculty of Law, Kanagawa University

Moderator: Celine Pajon, Senior Researcher, Japan Program, VUB

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