Japan Program - Public Lecture series #Module3

Thursday 20 May 2021, 11:00 to 12:30

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.


Module 3:

The third and final module of the Japan Program’s lecture series looks at Japan’s role as a global security actor. Zooming out of the Indo-Pacific region, it focuses on Tokyo’s evolving relationship with Europe, its engagement in and with NATO, as well as its overall approach to global multilateralism – within the UN framework and beyond – exploring the foundations and the contours of its outward-looking foreign and security policy.

Please click on title below for more information on this public lecture:

1) Japan and the European Union: An evolving partnership

  • Lecturer: Yuichi Hosoya, Professor, Keio University
  • Discussant: Michael Reiterer, Distinguished Professor, CSDS
  • Moderator: Eva Pejsova, Senior Japan Fellow, CSDS

2) Japan and NATO: Engaging for global security

  • Lecturer: Michito Tsuruoka, Associate Professor, Keio University
  • Discussant: Caroline Cliff, Global Partnerships, Political Affairs and Security Policy Division, NATO
  • Moderator: Celine Pajon, Senior Fellow, Japan Program, CSDS

3) Japan's Evolving Role in Global and Regional Security Multilateralism

  • Lecturer: Akiko Fukushima, Senior Fellow, The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research
  • Discussant: Hugo Dobson, Professor, East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield
  • Moderator: Eva Pejsova, Senior Japan Fellow, CSDS


If you wish to learn more about the 2 past modules, you can do so by clicking on the below modules:

More information about the Japan Program can be found here.