• Japan-Russia Relations at a Turning Point

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- 1000 (JST) 15 March 2022

    This iteration of Getting to Know Japan will welcome back Japan-Russia expert Dr. James Brown to revisit his talk from October on the Japan-Russia relationship. In addition to providing the historical background, this event will also shed some light on Japan's response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.


    Russia is Japan's geographically closest neighbour, yet relations are often distant. This talk explains why. It does so by introducing key points of history, as well as the details of the ongoing territorial dispute. It also highlights current tensions in the relationship, especially prominent security issues.


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    This event is a part of YCAPS' "Getting to Know Japan Series" co-sponsored by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.


    James D.J. Brown is associate professor of Political Science at Temple University, Japan Campus, where he is also coordinator of the International Affairs major. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of York, and postgraduate degrees from the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen. His main area of research is Japan-Russia relations. Dr Brown's work has been published in several academic journals, including International Affairs, Asia Policy, Asian Perspective, International Politics, Post-Soviet Affairs, Europe-Asia Studies, Problems of Post-Communism, and The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. His two most recent books are Japan, Russia and their Territorial Dispute: The Northern Delusion (Routledge 2017) and Japan’s Foreign Relations in Asia, edited with Jeff Kingston (Routledge 2018). He regularly writes op-eds, including for Nikkei Asia, The Japan Times, and The Diplomat, as well as in Russian for the Carnegie Moscow Center and in Japanese for Nikkei Business.


    Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.

    Registration: Required Link
    Moderator: Michael Okamoto

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge

    Co-sponsors: Center for Global Partnership

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