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Is Japan’s New Security Strategy based on Japan’s Geopolitical Code? 

Online public lecture by Dr. Takashi Hosoda, international political scientist and security studies scholar.
2023.03.06. 17:20 – 2023.03.06. 18:50

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The Lab of Geopolitics, Corvinus University of Budapest will organize an online public lecture entitled ‘Is Japan’s New Security Strategy based on Japan’s Geopolitical Code?’ with an international political scienctist. 

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Language: English 

The event takes place online, all interested are welcome. You can join directly via the Facebook event (https://msteams.link/GRSA) or by using the QR code on the cover picture.  

Dr. Takashi Hosoda is a Japanese international political scientist and security studies scholar living in the Czech Republic. His research focuses are on China’s Multi-domain warfare, Military-Civil fusion, Japan-European Maritime Security/Space Security Cooperation, Security observation of the Indo-Pacific theater including the East China Sea/South China Sea, as well as on possible Taiwan contingency. 

Major publications: 

  • “National Identity, National Pride, and ‘Armed force’ in Japan–How to verify the existence of pacifist culture in Japan-,” Identity, Culture, and Memory in Japanese Foreign Policy, Peter Lang, New York, February 2021. 
  • “Considering New Geopolitical Analysis on Japan-China Equivocal Relations,” Geopolitics in the Twenty-First Century, Nova Science Publishers, New York, January 2021. 

The latest publications: 

  • “Japan has changed its approach to national security and defense,” https://sinopsis.cz/en/japan-has-changed-its-approach-to-national-security-and-defense/, February 2023. 
  • “The Challenge of Euro-Atlantic Alliances in the ’Era of Savagery’ and Its Impact on Asia,” The Year 2023, The Era of Savagery, Soseisha, Tokyo, February 2023. 

In this lecture, using Japan as a case study to examine the consistency between geopolitical codes and actual policies, the following questions will be examined: 

  • Is Japan’s new security strategy, approved by the Cabinet last December, really based on Japan’s geopolitical code? Or is it based on a political dynamic for resolving the security dilemma of “abandonment and entrapment” in alliance politics? 
  • does the new security strategy have any traces of Japan’s own attempts to pursue national interests, although Tokyo tends to keep accepting and following U.S. policies? 
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