The debate on emerging donors raises a question whether traditional donors really follow their own ODA (Official Development Assistance) policies or not. This paper addresses the question by investigating Japan’s adherence to its own ODA policies.
While Tokyo prepares to welcome the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, the likelihood that a massive earthquake will occur in the capital city within the next thirty years is estimated at 70 %. This fact alone reflects the challenges that Japan must face in managing the risk of natural disasters.
Japan’s public diplomacy (PD) profile rests almost exclusively on the promotion of its cultural soft power. Today, in the complex geopolitical setting of Asia, in which national rivalries are reviving competing wartime history narratives and territorial disputes, this approach is no longer...
Four years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and a few months before the opening of the Paris Climate Conference, Japan is about to clarify its energy and climate policy.
At the beginning of 2014, Japan experienced the deadliest volcanic eruption on its territory in over a century. The unpredictable nature of the event reignited fears of the risks of nuclear power plants.
The United States - South Korea Military Alliance in Question Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 1, Spring 2015
The alliance born of the Korean War trades the assurance of security for Seoul with a certain alignment with Washington.
The Asian Century: What International Norms and Practices? Conference Proceedings, 12 September 2014 Paris : Ifri, Conference Proceedings, 12 September 2014, 97 p.
Asia is now a nerve center for global economic activity and a theatre of some of the most pressing security concerns of our time. So important has Asia become to global affairs today, and ostensibly for the decades to come, that many have already dubbed the 21st Century as the “Asian Century”....
Japan's Energy Policy in a Post-3/11 World: Juggling Safety, Sustainability and Economics Asie.Visions, No. 72, September 2014
The March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station turned Japan’s energy policy on its head, shedding a harsh new light on Japan’s energy policy and power supply system, and throwing into relief six major problem areas that had largely escaped scrutiny before the disaster.<...>
This seminar is organized around Takashi Terada, professor, Waseda university, Tokyo. He has published numerous articles on Asian regionalism.
Chair: Céline Pajon, Research fellow, Center for Asian Studies Ifri.
Unhappy Anniversary: The US-Japan Relationship and Okinawa on the 50th Anniversary of the Bilateral Security Treaty
This seminar is organized around Gavan McCormack, Emeritus Professor, Australian National University. He is an expert of modern East Asian, especially Japanese politics and intellectual, political, and environmental history. He has published numerous articles and books on the...
With Valérie Niquet, director of Centre Asie Ifri as Chair, Jean-Marie Bouissou, researcher at CERI et Evelyne Dourille-Feer, researcher at CEPII analyze the causes and implications of the Democratic party's victory in the 30 Auguts poll in...
Réunion organisée dans le cadre du cercle de réflexion des économies asiatiques avec Patrick Artus, Directeur de la recherche et des études de Natixis, et présidée par Françoise Nicolas, économiste, Ifri.
150 ans après l'établissement des relations diplomatiques : Vers un partenariat franco-japonais renouvelé
A l'occasion du 150ème anniversaire des relations diplomatiques entre la France et le Japon, le Centre Asie Ifri organise une journée d'étude sur l'avenir du partenariat franco-japonais. Elle s'ouvrira par les interventions de Thierry de Montbrial, directeur général de l'ifri...
The Rise of Superpowers: Friction and Cooperation in Japan's Relations with the Emerging Asian Superpowers
A conference with Yukio Okamoto, former Advisor for Foreign Policy of Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi. This discussion will be held in English.