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Japan-Taiwan Relations Report Launch: Views from the Next Generation

In Japan Program’s newest volume of the Views from the Next Generation series, Japanese scholars explore the current state of Japan-Taiwan relations and make recommendations for further developing the cooperative relationship in four areas: the unofficial relationship in general, public health, disinformation, and the digital economy. Join us to hear from the four authors about ways in which Taiwan and Japan can enhance and progress their ties.

Featured Speakers

Madoka Fukuda, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Global Politics, Hosei University

Fukuda specializes in the PRC’s diplomacy and cross-Strait relations in the postwar years. She is the author of The PRC’s Diplomacy and Taiwan: The Origin of the ‘One-China’ Principle (Keio University Press, 2013), and received the 25th special prize for Asia-Pacific studies (The Asian Affairs Research Council, Japan). She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in media and governance from Keio University.

Takahisa Kawaguchi, Principle Researcher, Tokio Marine and Nichido Risk Consulting Co.

Kawaguchi is interested in the impact of the information revolution on international relations, emerging technologies, and foreign election interference in cyberspace. His recent publications include Contemporary Election Interference and Our Preparedness in Japan (with Motohiro Tsuchiya, Tokio Marine & Nichido Risk Consulting, 2019, in Japanese). He received his M.A. in media and governance from Keio University.

Yuka Koshino, Research Fellow for Japanese Defense and Security Policy, International Institute of Strategy Studies

Koshino conducts research on Japanese security and defense policy with the IISS Japan Chair Programme. Previously, she was a research associate with the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and she worked in policy and business analysis at the Avascent Group and The Asia Group. She received her M.A. in Asian Studies from Georgetown University.

Kayo Takuma, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics, Tokyo Metropolitan University

Takuma’s research interest is global health governance’s origin, evolution, and challenges. Her recent publications include Mankind and Diseases: Infectious Diseases and Health Inequality in International Politics, (Chuokoron Shinsha, 2020, in Japanese) and “Global Solidarity is Necessary to End the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Asia Pacific Review. She received an M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Tokyo.

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