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Françoise NICOLAS

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

Céline PAJON

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


Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies

Claude MEYER

Senior Advisor, Center for Asian Studies

By: Takashi TERADA

This paper examines how and why the Australia-Japan defense and security partnership has evolved, what policy implications this new partnership has for the U.S.-Japan alliance system, and what constraints the further advancement of trilateral security cooperation faces.


There is a valuable lesson to be learned about raw material dependence from the tensions between China and Japan in the East China Sea. It’s not about the oil and gas that is thought to be stored under the seabed in disputed waters, but rather the so-called “rare earth elements”, of which...

By: Julien KITA

On 28-30th May 2008, the fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) was held in Yokohama. This initiative, co-organized by UN, UNDP and the World Bank, was set up in 1993 and takes place every five years, aims to develop dialogue between African and Japanese leaders...

By: François GODEMENT, (ed.)

In 2004, the importance of East-Asia as a major pole of the contemporary world proves, despite the fragility of its financial systems, to be widely devoid of regional mechanisms. Different developments illustrate this come back to the front stage.


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