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Françoise NICOLAS

Senior Research Fellow and Director, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri

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Céline PAJON

Research Fellow, Head of Japan Research

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John SEAMAN

Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri

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Claude MEYER

Senior Advisor, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri

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26/10/2017

By reinforcing hostility between Russia and the West, the Ukraine crisis has shone a spotlight on the limits and contradictions of any Russo-Japanese rapprochement. Russia has grown more dependent on China, just as Japan has become more reliant on the United States.

31/07/2017

If some African countries are on their way to achieving dynamic economic growth, many are also still struggling with a lack of economic and social infrastructure, latent governance issues and often complex and risky security environments. In this context, both Japan and European countries,...

31/01/2017

This essay examines the need for growing coordination between the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) to better cope with gray-zone situations.

01/12/2016

Coping with “gray zone” situations has in recent years become the core security challenge for Japan. Since September 2012, Beijing has been challenging Japan’s sovereign control of the Senkaku Islands by regularly sending law-enforcement vessels into Japanese territorial waters and...

18
Oct
2016
Tuesday 18 October 2016
from 09:45 to 17:00 - Ifri Conferences

As the regional balance of power in East Asia continues to evolve and tensions in a number of hot spots - from the East and South China Seas to the Korean Peninsula and the Taiwan Strait - either simmer or intensify, the future of regional stability is increasingly uncertain....

04
Mar
2016
Friday 04 March 2016
from 09:00 to 10:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

On May 27-28, Japan will host the G7 Summit in Mie Prefecture. This year’s summit will be the occasion not only for Japan but also for European countries to demonstrate leadership on a number of global and regional issues. One challenge is the future of global governance, as the Bretton Woods...

09
Mar
2015
Monday 09 March 2015
from 17:00 to 18:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

What lies ahead for the ambitious economic policy that Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe launched in 2013? Will the second and third arrows of Abenomics hit their targets? Can Abenomics be considered as a model or inspiration for European economies?

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29
Jan
2015
Thursday 29 January 2015
from 09:00 to 10:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The rise of China and the responses formulated by its neighbors are key elements shaping the security environment in East Asia. China’s growing “assertiveness” since 2008, particularly in maritime East Asia, seems to have been further strengthened under the leadership of...