March 11, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
The rise of China has raised the level of tension throughout Northeast Asia, intensifying competition between China and Japan. Taiwan is often seen as caught between the two, pressured on the one hand by China for closer relations, and lured by shared interests with Japan on the other. more
Feb 04, 2014
The region’s countries have different visions of what they want to be. Can they work together to achieve them? more
The region’s countries have different visions of what they want to be. Can they work together to achieve them?
A new scramble for Africa is unfolding. But it’s no longer Western powers vying for land and the continent’s wealth as they had until the outbreak of World War I. The power struggle now is among Asian nations, most notably China and Japan.
Will Japan assert its own vision for East Asia, or will it continue simply to react to China? That will be the biggest question in 2014 for Tokyo as tensions with Beijing continue to mount writes Shihoko Goto.
March 11, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
The rise of China has raised the level of tension throughout Northeast Asia, intensifying competition between China and Japan. Taiwan is often seen as caught between the two, pressured on the one hand by China for closer relations, and lured by shared interests with Japan on the other.
January 29, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
This event has been rescheduled. Changes in Japanese foreign policy over the past two decades have led to a rise in the concept of a “normal” Japan. What constitutes a normal state, however, has led to confusion.
January 08, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
While the United States has benefited tremendously from trade agreements in the past, a number of political and structural challenges raise the question of whether trade will remain a key driving force for growth. Join Wilson Center senior scholar and former assistant U.S. trade representative William Krist as he discusses the TPP and the TTIP.
In many developed countries, population decline poses economic and social strains and may even threaten national security. Through case studies of Sweden, France, Italy, Japan, and Singapore, The Other Population Crisis explores national efforts to promote births and the significant government role in stopping declines in birth rates.
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #180, 1984. PDF 13 pages.
The Fukushima nuclear meltdown has forced Japan to reconsider its energy policy, and as the country continues to grapple with the aftermath of the crisis triggered by the March 2011 earthquake, public opinion remains deeply divided about the country’s future energy policy including nuclear power. The United States, too, is facing its own challenges, as a bonanza in natural gas within its borders in recent years is redefining the meaning of energy independence. How both countries are looking beyond petroleum to meet their respective energy needs, and prospects for alternative energy sources including nuclear power, were the topics of discussion at the latest Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum, held in Tokyo on October 31, 2012.
Former Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
Professor, University of Canterbury
Anne-Marie Brady is an Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Canterbury. She is a fluent Mandarin speaker, who specialises in Chinese and polar politics. She is editor-in-chief of The Polar Journal, and has written eight books and multiple scholarly articles on topics ranging...
Assistant Professor of Modern Japanese Politics at Leiden University
Bryce Wakefield is assistant professor of modern Japanese politics at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies. He is no longer with the Wilson Center. He was program associate for Northeast Asia and the Pacific from January 2009 to May 2012. In this role, he researched, conceptualized,...