We have witnessed the rise of Asia in the 21st century. Asian countries are not only leveraging more influences on culture and politics but also challenging the dominance of Western countries over many international affairs. Once heavily relied on the US for its military security, Japan, however, has been adjusting its security policy since 2010. What are the consequences of Japan’s more autonomous security policy on Japan-US relations? How will it affect Asia and other relevant countries in the world?
Against this backdrop, Dr. Lionel Fatton, Fellow at The Charhar Institute and Assistant Professor of International Relations at Webster University Geneva, and the Associate Professor at Webster University Oreste Foppiani co-author the book Japan's Awakening: Moving toward an Autonomous Security Policy.
The book points out that Japan’s security policy has changed dramatically in recent years. On the one hand, Japan has strengthened its containment of China. On the other hand, Japanese Army is increasingly independent from its American counterpart. In response to Japan’s more autonomous security policy, this book summarizes the reasons for such outcome and analyzes its influences on the relations between China, Japan and the United States by combining Japan’s surrounding situations.
On July 1st, The Charhar Institute will invite Dr. Lionel Fatton to present on his new book in Beijing, and leading Chinese scholars will also join the seminar, contributing their viewpoints and wisdom.
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About the Author
Lionel Fatton is an adjunct fellow at the Charhar Institute and Assistant Professor of International Relations at Webster University Geneva. He is also Research Collaborator at the Research Institute for the History of Global Arms Transfer, Meiji University, Tokyo. His research interests include international and security dynamics in East and Southeast Asia, China-Japan-US relations, Japan’s security policy, civil-military relations and neoclassical realism. He holds a PhD in Political Science, specialization International Relations, from Sciences Po Paris and two MA in International Relations from Waseda University in Tokyo and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He was also a UN correspondent for Kyodo News Agency.
Gao Hong, Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, International Adviser at The Charhar Institute, research fellow and former director of the Institute of Japanese Studies, China Academy of Social Sciences
Tai Hwan Lee, Member of Standing Committee of National Unification Advisory Council in Korea, Senior Fellow (Emeritus), Sejong Institute
Liu Ming, Adjunct Senior Fellow at The Charhar Institute, Director of the Academic Committee and research fellow at the Institute of International Relations, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Su Hao, Adjunct Senior Fellow at The Charhar Institute, Director of the Center for Strategic and Peace Studies and professor at China Foreign Affairs University
Liang Yunxiang, Professor at School of International Studies, Peking University
Zhou Yongsheng, Professor at the Institute of International Relations, China Foreign Affairs University
Zhao Tong, Fellow at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
Wang Chong, Adjunct Senior Fellow at The Charhar Institute
Zhao Xinli, Adjunct Senior Fellow at The Charhar Institute, Vice Dean and professor of the Faculty of Advertising, Communication University of China