It is widely expected that Japan is going to play a vital role in the strategic relations in Asia in the coming decades. Counterbalancing China is one but not the only issue in the near future. Now that the US has withdrawn from Afghanistan and in the light of the recent AUKUS trilateral security partnership between Australia, US and UK, the question is where it leaves Japan? How does it affect Japan’s position with regard to the US strategy in the region?

Keynote speaker is Professor Tosh Minohara of Kobe University (Japan). He is currently the Roosevelt Visiting Professor at the RIAS. Minohara will discuss the current security situation in (North East) Asia from the perspective of Japan, and also touch upon US-Japan-NATO relations.

Due to the Dutch COVID-19 measures, a maximum number of people are welcome to participate in this event. Therefore, make sure to register for this program via the website of the atlantische commissie to reserve your spot.

The seminar will take place on Monday 11 October 2021, 17.00-18.15 hrs. at Press Centre ‘Nieuwspoort’ (Lange Poten 10, The Hague). You can also register for the livestream.