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As the international system undergoes a major overhaul, Japan is emerging as one pillar of the multilateral rules-based order. Despite being often perceived as a declining country, it remains the world's third largest economy and, as a member of the RCEP, CP-TPP and the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement, plays a key role in trade liberalization and norms shaping. In recent years, Tokyo has also demonstrated a proactive diplomacy, especially in the Indo-Pacific area where it is one of the core stakeholders. In this regard, Japan has become a major partner for Europe and for France. 

Through its research activities, Ifri's Center for Asian Studies aims to provide a better understanding of Japan's action in the world and to foster the dialogue and cooperation between France and Japan.

Françoise NICOLAS

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

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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...

28/07/2016
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On Tuesday July 12th, after three years of deliberations, the Permanent Court of Arbitration finally delivered its verdict on the conflict opposing the Philippines and China over status of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. The judgment is historic, as it goes far beyond the...

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 - Conférences

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...

07
Mar
2011
Monday 07 March 2011
from 08:30 to 10:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

This seminar is organized around Richard Collasse, CEO of Chanel K.K. in Japan. It will be chaired by Françoise Nicolas, Director, Center for Asian Studies Ifri.

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08
Sep
2010
Wednesday 08 September 2010
from 18:00 to 19:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

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.

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