Post-Abe and Suga Japanese Foreign Policy

After seven years under Shinzo Abe and one under Yoshihide Suga, Abe’s former Cabinet Secretary, Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party has elected a new leader. As the new prime minister, Fumio Kishida faces an international environment with major challenges, from the pandemic to climate change to a tense U.S.-China relationship. Join us for a Stimson-CIGS webinar to discuss how Japan’s new prime minister will craft Japan’s next foreign policy direction.

Featured Speakers

Kunihiko Miyake, Research Director, Canon Institute for Global Studies

Kuni Miyake is the Research Director for Foreign and National Security Affairs at the Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS). Miyake joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan in 1978. Until he left MOFA in 2005, he served in several senior positions, including Deputy Director-General of the Middle East Bureau and Director of the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty Division, First Middle East Division, and Second Middle East Division.

Hiroyuki Akita, a Commentator, Nihon Keizai Shimbun

Hiroyuki Akita is a Commentator for Nikkei, writing analysis mainly on foreign & international security affairs. He joined Nikkei in 1987 and has covered Japanese foreign & security policies and domestic politics. He was Beijing Correspondent (1994-1998) and Washington Chief Correspondent (2002-2006). In March 2019, he won the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist Award, a prize for outstanding reporting of international affairs.

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