Amid the paradigm of U.S.-China confrontation under the so-called “New Cold War,” this project seeks to review the Japan-U.S. alliance as a “public good” for the region and the international community, defining Japan’s security role in the new Japan-U.S. alliance and making recommendations for Japan’s security policy.
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Wariness of China-Russia Nuclear Cooperation: China May Accelerate Its Nuclear Arms Expansion
Yuki Kobayashi (Research Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation)
“Linkage of Fighting and Thinking” as Seen in the U.S. Army’s
Unified Pacific Wargame Series
Hiroyasu Akutsu (Research Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation/Professor, Faculty of Law, Heisei International University)
U.S. strategy vis-à-vis China
Tokuhiro Ikeda (Director of National Security Institute, Fujitsu System Integration Laboratories / Senior Fellow, Asia Center, Harvard University / Vice Admiral (Ret.) JMSDF)
Second Webinar: “Problems with China’s Coast Guard Law and Japan’s Response” (video with English subtitles)
China enacted its Coast Guard Law on Jan. 23, 2021, which took effect on Feb. 1. Japanese media reports pointed out that the China Coast Guard was now authorized to use weapons and that China had put in place domestic laws to serve as the legal basis for actions not allowed under international law. However, the problems with this Coast Guard Law have not really been clarified. Moreover, the discussion on how Japan should respond has only just begun. This open forum analyzed the Coast Guard Law from the standpoints of operations and international law and discussed the issues with this law and Japan’s response.
Date: Sept. 9, 2021 (Thursday)
Topic: Technology & Security Nexus
Exiting Normal: EDTs (Emerging Disruptive Technologies) and Their Impact on Military Operations and Equipment
In order to further deepen the discourse on the potential for security cooperation between Japan and Europe, Japanese and European military officials and consultants engaged in an active discussion on “The Impact of Emerging Disruptive Technologies on Security Policy, Military Tactics, and Equipment.”