Japan’s Global Reach: Development Cooperation and Foreign Policy

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Thursday, January 12th, 2017

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Thursday, January 12, 20172:00PM - 4:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
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Lecture Abstract:
Japan has been engaged in development cooperation throughout the world since the 1950s. The initial efforts of development cooperation were made to augment and reinforce the postwar settlements with the countries invaded by Japan. Japan’s development cooperation expanded quantitatively and geographically in the 1970s and 1980s. Some of the projects conducted in this period illustrate Japan’s approach to international development cooperation, an approach that emphasizes both human capacity development and infrastructure building. Reviewing the history of Japan’s activities globally, I would like to discuss challenges Japan faces in the 21st century as a civilian power.

Speaker Biography:
Akihiko Tanaka is Professor of International Politics at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University Tokyo. He served as President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) from April, 2012 to September, 2015. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the University of Tokyo and Ph.D. in Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has numerous books and articles on world politics and security issues in Japanese and English including The New Middle Ages: The World System in the 21st Century (Tokyo: The International House of Japan, 2002). He received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2012 for his academic achievements.

Contact

Eileen Lam


Speakers

Akihiko Tanaka
Speaker
Professor of International Politics, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo

Stephen Toope
Chair
Director, Munk School of Global Affairs


Main Sponsor

Munk School of Global Affairs

Sponsors

Consulate General of Japan in Toronto

Co-Sponsors

Asian Institute


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