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Oct
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2021
Japan’s shifting economic security policies and prospects under the new Kishida administration @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Japan’s shifting economic security policies and prospects under the new Kishida administration @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana
Prompted by the rising US-China competition, Japan has been undergoing rapid change in its economic security policies over the last few years. What kind of changes will we likely see in Japan’s economic security policies under the new Kishida administration?

Observers of Japanese security and foreign policies have largely focused their analysis on Japanese policies in the area of traditional security. However, they would be remiss to disregard the string of new developments that has been occurring in Japan – namely that of economic security.

Prompted by the rising US-China competition, Japan has been undergoing rapid change in its economic security policies over the last few years. These changes range from organizational changes to new legislation as well as support for the private sector. Furthermore, this trend is likely to accelerate under the incoming Kishida administration, which has created a new ministerial post for economic security.

How has Japan’s economic security policy evolved in the last few years? What kind of changes will we likely see in Japan’s economic security policies under the new Kishida administration? What impact will this shift in Japanese policies have on Japan-US and Japan-China relations? How should Japan and EU cooperate in this area?

This seminar will address these critical questions and more with Dr. Akira Igata, who has been advising international organizations, the Japanese government, bureaucracy, and the private sector in economic security issues.

Dr. Akira Igata is is currently the Executive Director and Visiting Professor at the Center for Rule-making Strategies, Tama University. He is also the economic Advisor at the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China and Senior Adjunct Fellow at Pacific Forum, a US-based thinktank. He advises the Japanese government, bureaucracy, and the private sector in various capacities.

This seminar will take place in personPlaces are available on the first-come, first serve basis.

Speaker(s): Dr Akira Igata (Tama University)

Chair(s): Giulio Pugliese (University of Oxford and European University Institute)

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