Foreign policy webinar: Learning Lessons from the Cold War in the Pacific: How We Competed with the Soviets Then, and How We Compete with the Chinese Now
GRIPS and the US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) co-hosted a webinar on Japanese foreign policy on January 21, 2022 with the generous support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. The webinar, which attracted about 60 participants, was moderated by Prof. Robert Weiner of NPS.
GRIPS Prof. Narushige Michishita gave a lecture entitled, “Learning Lessons from the Cold War in the Pacific: How We Competed with the Soviets Then, and How We Compete with the Chinese Now” in which he discussed Japan’s military role during the Cold War, and similarities and differences between the Cold War era and the current situation in the Indo-Pacific.
During the discussion session, participants raised questions about issues related to the interpretation of the Japanese Constitution, China’s influence in Japan, and relations between Japan and South Korea.