Cornell University

This is a past event. Its details are archived for historical purposes.

The contact information may no longer be valid.

Please visit our current events listings to look for similar events by title, location, or venue.

Revisiting Japan's Asia Policy by Takashi Shiraisi

Monday, October 28, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, GS76
232 East Ave, Central Campus

Takashi Shiraishi, Chancellor of Kumamoto Prefecture University, is speaking on 'Revisiting Japan's Asia Policy.'  

Summary: How has Japan's Asia policy evolved in the context of the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, the 2008-2010 global financial crisis, the rise and fall of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), and the rise of China? Japan's Asia policy is changing again over the past few years under the Abe Shinzo administration. I will examine the changes in Japan’s security, foreign, trade and investment, and technology policies and underline the importance of the Indo-Pacific regional framework to make sense of all those changes.

Shiraishi writes about some of his research here: One project examines the rise of East Asia as a world region, from the creation of Free Asia under American hegemony in the 1950s and 1960s, the regionalization in the 1980s and 1990s, the financial crisis in the late 1990s and the current attempts at regionalism. The project is funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and its participants include leading Thai, Malaysian, Singaporean, Indonesian and Filipino as well as Japanese social scientists both at Kyoto University and at other institutions.

This event is hosted by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies with the Southeast Asia Program and the East Asia Program.

Google Calendar iCal Outlook
Event Type



Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, Asian Studies, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Government, Policy Analysis and Management, Labor Relations, Law, and History, East Asia Program, Southeast Asia Program, Global Learning, Global Cornell, Entrepreneurship at Cornell, China and Asia-Pacific Studies, Cornell China Center


cascal, isscal




Contact E-Mail

Contact Name

Jason Hecht

Contact Phone



Takashi Shiraishi

Speaker Affiliation

Prefectural University of Kumamoto

Dept. Web Site

Disability Access Information

wheel-chair accessible; other accessibility needs addressed with advance notice

Open To


Recent Activity