Dr. Byrd briefs members of Japan’s Upper House

By |2024-01-16T09:58:48-10:00January 16th, 2024|Categories: Byrd, news|Tags: , |

DKI APCSS’ Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd recently briefed the Members of Japan’s Upper House on the current situation in Myanmar.  The meeting was convened and hosted by MP Mr. Masaharu Nakagawa, the Chair of the Parliamentary Committee to Support Myanmar Democracy; Chair of the General Meeting of Democratic Party Diet Members; a former Minister of Finance; and Minister of Education, Culture, Sport, Science & Technology.  The meeting was held at the Diet on Dec. 9, 2023. She also briefed the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau/ Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Dr. Byrd provided [...]

United States, Japan and Republic of Korea Trilateral Ministerial Meeting

By |2022-02-14T16:35:30-10:00February 14th, 2022|Categories: Conference, news|Tags: , , , , |

On February 12, 2022, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) hosted the Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken, Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and Republic of Korea (ROK) Minister of Foreign Affairs Chung Eui-yon for a trilateral ministerial meeting. In a joint statement, the Secretary and ministerial leaders reaffirmed their countries’ commitment to strong trilateral cooperation and promised to address the most pressing challenges of the 21st century. Following North Korea’s extensive testing of its long-range ballistic missiles last month, the ministerial leaders committed to “complete de-nuclearization and lasting peace on the Korean peninsula.” The [...]

Considering Technical Information Protection through an Evaluation of ASAT Technology in Japan

By |2020-12-17T16:14:14-10:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Oehlers, Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Considering Technical Information Protection through an Evaluation of ASAT Technology in Japan” is the title of a paper written by Mr. Junichi Nishiyama and Dr. Al Oehlers for Security Nexus. This article details the significance of Japanese advances in space, while emphasizing the need for protecting these technologies against espionage and theft. Summary Recent civil space missions have highlighted the significant advances Japan has accomplished in this high technology field.  While deserving recognition and celebration, in an increasingly competitive space domain, urgent attention is also needed in safeguarding the intellectual property and technical information around these missions.  Japanese advances in [...]

Measuring Shinzo Abe’s Impact on the Indo-Pacific

By |2020-10-21T16:39:16-10:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: External Publications, news, hemmings|Tags: , , |

Dr. John Hemmings has a new paper published by the East West Center called “Measuring Shinzo Abe’s Impact on the Indo-Pacific.”  In the paper, Hemmings explains that: “Suga – and, indeed, the next generation of future prime ministers – will continue Abe’s legacy in one form or another.” “Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been an incredibly influential figure on the world stage and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will have his work cut out for him,” says Hemmings. “Not only must he uphold and continue the shift in Japan’s grand strategy, he must manage Japan’s famously difficult bureaucracy to do so.” [...]

Time for Japan’s Abe to Go Slow

By |2017-03-09T13:28:24-10:00July 28th, 2014|Categories: Faculty Articles|Tags: |

Editorial:   By Jeffrey W. Hornung Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, reflecting with Foreign Affairs (July/August 2013) on his short, first tenure as premier, remarked “when I served as prime minister last time, I failed to prioritize my agenda. I was eager to complete everything at once, and ended my administration in failure.” The dominant narrative during Abe’s second, and current, administration is that, unlike the one-year (mostly forgettable) administrations that preceded him, Abe’s has been successful.  While there is no doubt that Abe is succeeding in passing numerous initiatives, there is a question of whether Abe is, in fact, doing [...]

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