• The Senkaku Dispute in the Indo-Pacific Order


    Due to the rise of COVID19 cases and our resulting concern for the wellbeing of our attendees, we regret to inform you that this event is cancelled.


    Despite this news, we do plan to push ahead with our Sasebo-based event series sometime later this year, so stay tuned for more updates!

    The PRC is becoming increasingly assertive in its campaign to disrupt Japanese administrative control over the Senkaku Islands. Holding back this advance is of great national importance to Japan. It should also be seen as central to the defense of a free and open Indo-Pacific Order. PRC extra-legal and grey area tactics threaten the rule of law in the region and undermine stability at sea. Join YCAPS and JUMP for one of your first in-person events in over a year!


    Event schedule: 18:30-19:00 Arrivals/Refreshments, 19:00-20:30 Seminar

    Location: Sasebo Central Public Hall, 2nd Floor (above Elena supermarket)
    857-0053, 6-1 Tokiwacho, Sasebo City


    Dr. Sato Yoichiro, Dean, College of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia-Pacific University. Professor Sato holds a BA (Law) from Keio University, MA (International Studies) from University of South Carolina, and Ph.D (Political Science) from University of Hawaii. Previously, he has also taught at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Auckland University (New Zealand), Colorado School of Mines, Kyushu University, Kansai Gaidai Hawaii College, and University of Hawaii. His major works include Japan in A Dynamic Asia (co-edited with Satu Limaye, Lexington Books, 2006), Norms, Interests, and Power in Japanese Foreign Policy (co-edited with Keiko Hirata, Palgrave, 2008), The Rise of China and International Security (co-edited with Kevin Cooney, Routledge, 2008), and The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: Regional Multilateralism (co-edited with Takashi Inoguchi and G. John Ikenberry, Palgrave, 2013), Re-Rising Japan (co-edited with Hidekazu Sakai, Peter Lang, 2017), and Identity, Culture and Memory in Japanese Foreign Policy (co-edited with Michal Kolmaš, Peter Lang, 2021). Professor Sato has commented on strategic and security affairs in East Asia on such media as Time Magazine, National Public Radio, and Voice of America.

    RSVPing to info@ycaps.org is helpful to the organizers, but not required.
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    Moderator: Keiko Mitchell, YCAPS Director for Community Relations

    Seminar Cost: Free of charge
    Co-sponsor: Japan-US Military Program (JUMP)
    Please register by RSVP to info@ycaps.org. RSVP not required, but helpful for organizers.

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