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Japan as an Upgraded Strategic Player: What Implications for the Indopacific and the Cooperation with France? Webinaire

In December 2022, Japan updated its national security and defense strategies, marking a major shift in its capacity and willingness to act as a strategic player on the international scene.

France and Japan are important partners in realizing their Indo-Pacific strategies, and bilateral security and defense cooperation has strengthened in recent years. This webinar brings together French and Japanese experts and officials who will share their analyses of Japan's latest strategic developments and discuss their implications on Franco-Japanese security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.

The webinar will be held on Zoom, in English.


Chair and discussant: Céline PAJON, Head of Japan Research, French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) (confirmed)


  • Captain Keizo KITAGAWA, Dean, Strategic Studies Department, JMSDF Command and Staff College
  • Rear Admiral Jean-Mathieu REY, Head of French Navy Foreign Relations (ALRI)
  • Hideshi TOKUCHI, President of the Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS)


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For further information, please contact: pajon@ifri.org

Defense cooperation Defense policy France Indo-Pacific Japan