After Hiroshima: The G7 Summit, Economic Security and the EU-Japan Partnership CSDS Policy Brief, 18/2023, 20 June 2023
Japan and the European Union are increasingly aligned on international economic policies, the product of a similar outlook toward China – concerned without being overtly hostile – and worried about over-reach by the United States.
At the recent G7 summit hosted by Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, this convergence was on display. For Kishida, the summit showed his mastery of international politics which he will use to forge closer ties with Europe and as a springboard for re-election as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and his continued tenure as prime minister. This Policy Brief analyses the three priorities of Kishida’s economic agenda. It also shows how the partnership between the European Union and Japan is having an important impact on the approach taken by the United States, and it underlines limitations to this evolving and dynamic relationship.
> Read the full article on the website of the Center for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy, Brussels.