Japan’s Foreign Policy in the Trump Era – Ramifications for NZ?


Event Details


What are the foreign policy options for Japan in the Trump era – and the resultant implications for NZ and the Asia-Pacific region?

After reaching their best relationship ever under Presidents Abe and Obama, will Trump’s isolationist tendencies mean Japan emerges as an economic adversary, or an ally with whom to share values? What are the impacts of China’s expansionist moves and North Korea’s nuclear sabre-rattling?

Prof Nakayama is Catalyst Trust’s third Kippenberger Chair speaker from Victoria University’s Centre for Strategic Studies. He is Professor of American politics and foreign policy at Keio University and an Adjunct Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs.

His talk will focus on understanding the foreign policy options for Japan in the Trump era and how Japan sees America’s role in this region, and ramifications for New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.

Please register at connect@catalystnz.org. Venue: Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa – Coronet 2 room. $5 koha at the door.

SPEAKER BIO:

Prof Nakayama was a special correspondent for the Washington Post at the Far EasternBureau (1993-94), special assistant at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in New York (1996-98), Senior Research Fellow at The Japan Institute of International Affairs (2004-06), Associate Professor at Tsuda College (2006-10), and Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University (2010-14). He was also a CNAPS Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution (2005-06).

Dr Nakayama received his MA (1993) and PhD (2001) from School of International Politics, Economy and Business (SIPEB), Aoyama Gakuin University.

He has written two books and numerous articles on American politics, foreign policy and international relations. He appears regularly on Japanese media and writes a monthly column for Japan News.

Dr Nakayama
Dr Nakayama