Shinichi Kitaoka, former president JICA, discusses recent developments in Japan’s security and foreign policy. This discussion will begin with a brief background on Article 9 of Japan’s Constitution and how it has defined Japan’s security policy and practices in the past, then looking at the evolution of these policies in the context of responding to the drastic changes in the security environment surrounding Japan. Dr. Kitaoka will also touch on Japan’s ODA (official development assistance) and JICA’s (Japan International Cooperation Agency) activities as important instruments of Japan’s foreign policy.
This event is intended for graduate students and faculty. Not open to general public. Contact Japan@uw.edu for more information.