Tallinn University and Embassy of Japan in Estonia are pleased to invite you to an online lecture “Towards a Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities for EU and Japan” on November 30 at 12:15-13:45.
Outline of the lecture
1. Japan has been playing a leading role in consolidating “the Free and Open Indo-Pacific” (FOIP) since Shinzo Abe came into office in 2006, though he formalized his vision in August 2016.
2. Prime Minister Abe’s FOIP has been transformed since 2017 to try to accommodate with China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). This new FOIP can be called as “FOIP 2.0”.
3. Japan’s FOIP 2.0 can be a bridge in the growing U.S.-China ideological rivalry, though this structural confrontation makes Japan’s FOIP more difficult. However, a large part of Asian countries support Japan’s vision of the FOIP which will possibly be the foundation of the Post-COVID world order.
About the lecturer
Yuichi Hosoya, Ph.D., is professor of international politics at Keio University, Tokyo.
He is currently working as a Visiting Fellow at Downing College, the University of Cambridge. Professor Hosoya is also the Managing Director & Research Director of Asia-Pacific Initiative, private and independent think tank and forum.
His research interests include the postwar international history, British diplomatic history, Japanese foreign and security policy, and contemporary East Asian international politics.
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