Speakers: Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Asia Program, Council on Foreign Relations 

Noriyuki Shikata, Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University

Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School 

Moderator: Susan Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University

This panel will examine contemporary developments in Japanese foreign and security policies. Sheila Smith will draw on her recent book, Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power, and examine the shifting debate within Japan regarding the use of force. Noriyuki Shikata will discuss contemporary Japan-China diplomatic relations, drawing on his recent experience as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Beijing. Joseph Nye will examine Japanese foreign and security policies in the context of U.S. grand strategy in Asia.

Co-sponsored by the International Security Program

This seminar series is supported by a grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP).

Special Series on The Future of East Asia

For more information, email the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Program Coordinator at astockton@wcfia.harvard.edu