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Françoise NICOLAS

Senior Research Fellow and Director of Ifri's Center for Asian Studies

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Céline PAJON

Research Fellow, Head of Japan Research, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri

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John SEAMAN

Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies

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Claude MEYER

Senior Advisor, Center for Asian Studies

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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...

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...

23
Sep
2013
Monday 23 September 2013
from 09:00 to 10:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The rapid rise of China is changing the balance of power drastically in East Asia. What kind of new regional order will be born? What Role should Japan take in the new environment? Prof. Shinichi Kitaoka, President of International University of Japan, the chairman of Prime Minister Abe"s...

13
Nov
2012
Tuesday 13 November 2012
from 07:45 to 16:30 - Ifri Conferences

In 2006, the European Commission launched an ambitious plan to conclude a new generation of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Asian markets as part of its Global Europe strategy. Today the use of such FTAs is all the more important since negotiations at the WTO are stalled, but also more...