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Category Archives: Japan

February 5, 2018

Japan is Back on the World Stage

Just over a month after the foreign and defence ministers of Britain and Japan stood side-by-side in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich in December 2017, Japan’s foreign minister, Taro Kano, and defence minister, Itsunori Onodera, were standing with their …

Posted in Japan, Opinion Editorial
January 12, 2018

UK-Japan Cooperation in Preserving the Liberal Order

While much has been written on the apparent diminishment of the liberal global order, and on the rise of Chinese and Russian revisionism in Ukraine and the South China Sea, comparatively little has been written about how liberal democracies around …

Posted in Japan, Opinion Editorial
December 15, 2017

Looking to create a ‘Global Britain’? Japan and the Royal Navy might hold the answer

The image of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson shaking hands with their Japanese counterparts, Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera in the National Maritime Museum yesterday was heavy in symbolism.
Taking place in Greenwich, …

Posted in Japan, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
September 29, 2017

The next election shock could be Japan – a nation in despair whose rebels offer hope

By Dr John Hemmings.
The Prime Minister has called a sudden snap election. The timing is deliberately chosen to catch his opponents off-guard. His plans to take advantage of his high approval ratings, telling voters he can protect their country and …

Posted in Asia, Japan, Opinion Editorial
September 20, 2017

British PM May Seeks to Reassure Japan Amid Brexit Worries

British Prime Minister Theresa May is doing her best to patch up the relationship with Japan, following the shock caused by Brexit.
Her recent landmark trip to the country was part of a campaign to maintain trade and encourage Japanese companies …

Posted in Asia, Japan, News Coverage
March 17, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Maritime Security in Asia: Chinese Sea Power and the East China Sea, a Japanese Perspective’

By Leonard Behrans
On the 17th of March, Vice-Admiral Yoji Koda presented a talk about the continued pressure China was exerting on its neighbours in the South China Sea, particularly Japan. The event was chaired by Julian Knight MP and was …

Posted in Asia, China, Defence, Event Summaries, Japan, Spotlight

Event Transcript: ‘Maritime Security in Asia: Chinese Sea Power and the East China Sea, a Japanese Perspective’

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Posted in China, Event Transcript, Japan
December 12, 2013

Event Summary: ‘China, Japan and the Future of East Asia: How to Cope with the Changing Dynamics’

This is a summary of an event with Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow at the Japan Center for International Exchange, on 12 December 2013; it reflects the views expressed by the speaker and not those of the Henry Jackson Society or its staff.
To …

Posted in China, Event Summaries, Japan, Opinion Editorial, Spotlight

‘China, Japan and the Future of East Asia: How to Cope with the Changing Dynamics’

SPEAKER: Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow at the Japan Center for International Exchange
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, 2002 – 2005
TIME: 12 – 1pm, Thursday 12th December 2013
VENUE: Committee Room 19, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
For a summary of this …

Posted in Asia, China, Event, Japan
October 25, 2012

China cannot afford to escalate its territorial dispute with Japan

Guest post by Henry Jackson Society Research Assistant Emma Pike
This morning, Chinese naval ships were spotted once again near the disputed Senkaku islands off the coast of Japan. Ownership of the islands – known in China as Diaoyu – …

Posted in China, Japan, The Scoop
March 9, 2010

The US-Japan Strategic Relationship and the Rise of China

By kind invitation of Derek Twigg MP, the Henry Jackson Society was pleased host a discussion with Professor Kenneth B. Pyle, Henry M. Jackson Professor of History and Asian Studies, University of Washington & Founding President of the National Bureau …

Posted in Asia, China, Democracy & Development, Event, Japan, United States