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RCAPS Current Research Seminar "Interpreting Japan’s Security Alignments: Implications on Theoretical Debates in IR" (to be held online)

Time/date:

Thursday, December 10, 2020 20:00 - 21:30

For:

All are encouraged to attend

Venue:

This online seminar will be conducted using the Zoom online meeting application.

Speakers:

SATO Yoichiro, Professor, College of Asia Pacific Studies
Speaker's profile:
https://researcher.apu.ac.jp/apuhp/KgApp?resId=S001481&Language=2

Title: Interpreting Japan’s Security Alignments: Implications on Theoretical Debates in IR

Outline:
Japanese foreign policy during the tenure of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made notable changes in terms of its proactiveness, partnership scope, and security focus. The new foreign policy has manifested in two seemingly contradictory phenomena—an enhanced alliance with the United States and diversification of partnerships. Scholars interpret the ongoing policy development, but have so far failed to form a dominant convention that enables verification of IR theories one way or another. This failure is attributable to individual ideological leaning, paradigmatic difference, and imprecise definitions of certain IR jargons. The seminar by Professor Yoichiro Sato will explore this theoretical frontier through empirical examination of the developments in Japanese foreign policy during the Abe Administration.

Please click here for the seminar leaflet.

Language:

English

Seating capacity:

500

Entry:

Free

Application deadline:

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 23:59

Sponsors:

Ritsumeikan Center for Asia Pacific Studies

Application / Inquiries:

Please register from the following URL.
https://weareapu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kv0odGUrRm-STp_BpwkftQ
※Please be aware that once capacity is reached, registration will be closed.

Inquiries:
Research Office, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
rcaps@apu.ac.jp

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