• The Japan Self Defense Forces (JSDF)

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- 1900 (JST) 27 September 2022

    Dr. Garren Mulloy, an expert on the history of the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF), will provide an introductory overview of the development of Japan’s military following World War II. Dr. Mulloy will also discuss his recent book Defenders of Japan, which charts the evolution of the JSDF after the Cold War and examines the role of the modern Japanese military in regional security across the Indo-Pacific.

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    This event is a part of YCAPS' "Getting to Know Japan Series" co-sponsored by The United States-Japan Foundation (USJF).

     

    Dr. Garren Mulloy is a Professor in the Faculty of International Relations and Graduate School of Asian Area Studies, Daito Bunka University, Saitama, Japan, and also teaches intensive courses on peace operations for the University of Tsukuba Business School, having previously taught at Keio University. His research has focused primarily upon Japanese security, having completed a PhD on Japan Self-Defense Forces’ overseas operations at Newcastle University (2011), and he has written on contemporary defence, security, diplomacy and related issues, as well as historical studies of Japan, the UK, and war memorialisation. His book, Defenders of Japan: The Post-Imperial Armed Forces, 1946-2016-A History (London: Hurst & Co., 2021), combined historical and IR approaches, and he also co-edited with Catherine Jones (St. Andrews) East Asia, Peacekeeping Operations, and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (Abingdon: Routledge, 2021). He has contributed book chapters, such as “Ordered to Disarm, Encouraged to Rearm: Japan’s Struggles with the Postwar”, in The Reconstruction of East Asia, 1945-65; Volume One: In the Ruins of the Japanese Empire: Imperial Violence, State Destruction, and the Reordering of Modern East Asia, edited by Barak Kushner and Andrew Levidis (Hong Kong University Press. 2020). Garren is currently a visiting scholar in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge (April 2022-March 2023), focusing primarily upon how the UK and other states and institutions engage with the Japanese Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) Vision. He is also researching a range of other issues, the most prominent being a project with Catherine Jones (St. Andrews) and Vanessa Newby (Leiden) on Ocean Governance.

     

     

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

    Registration: Required Link
    Moderators: Sam Baron

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge

    Co-sponsors: United States-Japan Foundation

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