• Japan's Graying Security Landscape

    In-Person Seminar (Sasebo)

    Thursday, 15 June, 2023 – 17:30-20:00 (Japan)

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    YCAPS is thrilled to announce our next event in Sasebo. This event will feature Dr. Andrew Oros, who will lead us in a discussion about aging populations in Japan and other U.S. allies and adversaries, and its effect on the national security landscape in the Indo-Pacific.


    Japan is at the leading edge of an unprecedented population aging and shrinking underway in Northeast Asia, with both fellow security partners of the United States such as South Korea and Taiwan as well as adversaries China, North Korea, and Russia facing similar population changes through 2035. The regional trend of both graying populations and rising gray-zone security challenges sets a new context for regional security competition, which has the result of drawing in a greater number of security partners from the broader Indo-Pacific region and even from Europe. This talk will consider Japan’s new national security strategy (December 2022) within the context of Japan’s graying security landscape.


    All are welcome. Free food and refreshments will be provided.




    Machinaka Community Center 2nd Floor Lecture Room

    5-5 Tokiwa-cho, Sasebo, Nagasaki 857-0053


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    Dr. Andrew Oros is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland and author of "Japan's Security Renaissance" (Columbia University Press, 2017). He was recently a fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC

    working on a new book manuscript tentatively entitled “Asia's Graying Security: Aging Powers and Rising Challenges in the Indo-Pacific.”



    Format: This event will be off-the-record.

    Optional Registration: Not necessary

    Moderator: Will Yale

    Seminar Cost: Free of charge