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August 29th 2011

Abe Fellowship Colloquium - "East Asian Regionalism and US-Japan Relations"

In 2009 Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama announced a new foreign policy initiative: creation of an East Asian Community. Many observers said the objective conflicted with close ties to the United States. Is this zero-sum assessment correct? Will the burgeoning multilateral economic and trade networks in East Asia and across the Asia-Pacific region inevitably lead to regional integration like the European Union? Scholars and policy wonks in Asia have been debating these questions for years. Eiichi Shindo, author of “Building an East Asian Community,” will analyze the impact of regional integration on Japan’s security and economic relationship with Washington. Integration in Asia is a response to globalization and advances in information technology, Shindo believes. The presentation will also touch on the fiction of a “China threat” and developments since the Tohoku disaster.

Location: 東京都新宿区四谷4-4-1 国際交流基金2階 JFIC 「さくら」 The Japan Foundation 2F “Sakura,” 4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo