• Japan's Graying Security Landscape

    Indo-Pacific Policy Dialogue 20 June, 18:30 (Tokyo)

    Graphic of the new Indo-Pacific Dialogue webinar on Asia Power Index 2023 and implications for the Indo-Pacific

    YCAPS is thrilled to announce our next event in collaboration with Temple University Japan. 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.




    Temple University Japan Room 401

    1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo


    Metro:Sangenjaya Station/三軒茶屋駅. Exit South A/南口A


    Exact coordinates (copy to Google Maps)

    35.642317133254295, 139.6738373586528



    https://www.tuj.ac.jp/maps/tokyo (English)

    https://www.tuj.ac.jp/jp/maps/tokyo (Japanese)





    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: Stephen Nagy

    Seminar Cost: Free of charge