• Okinawa's View on the International Order in East Asia

    YCAPS-SPF Community Conversation (Okinawa)

    26 August 2023 – 13:30-16:00 (Japan)

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    YCAPS & the Sasakawa Peace Foundation are pleased to announce the next event in the Community Conversations seminar series in Okinawa! Today, Okinawa is the frontline of the great power rivalry in East Asia. How do Okinawan people see such international situations as well as thier thoughts on the US-Japan alliance? In this presentation, Dr. Fumiaki Nozoe will discuss Okinawa's view on the international order in East Asia after World War 2.




    • 13:30-14:30 Refreshments & Networking (food & drinks)
    • 14:30-16:00 Presentation and Q&A



    Vessel Hotel Campana Okinawa

    〒904-0115 Okinawa, Nakagami District, Chatan, Mihama, 9−22



    Registration: Google form (optional)


    *IMPORTANT* This event will be an in-person seminar. Please note that during the seminar, all attendees, presenters and staff strongly encouraged to wear a face mask when you are not eating and drinking. Additionally please refrain from attending if you have Flu-like symptoms. All attendees will be asked to sign in for the purposes of contact tracing. Thank you for keeping this event safe for everyone.




    Fumiaki Nozoe is an Associate Professor at the Department of Regional Administration, College of Law, Okinawa International University, where he has taught since 2013, specializing in the Japan-US alliance, the diplomatic history of Japan, and US base issues in Okinawa. He was previously a Junior Fellow at the Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law from April 2012 to March 2013, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National University from August to October 2012. His books include Okinawa Prefectural Governors: their lives and thoughts (『沖縄県知事ーその人生と思想』),  History of the US Military Bases in Okinawa (『沖縄米軍基地全史』), and The Japan-U.S. Security Alliance after the 1972 Return of Okinawa to Japan – Strife over the U.S. bases in Okinawa (『沖縄返還後の日米安保ー米軍基地をめぐる相克』), which received the Japan Society for Defense Studies Inoki Masamichi award and the Okinawa Study Encouragement award. Dr. Nozoe earned his master and PhD degrees in International Relations at Hitotsubashi University.

    Format: This event will be off-the-record.
    Moderators: Jeff Mazziotta

    Co-Sponsor: Sasakawa Peace Foundation
    Seminar Cost: Free of charge

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