(77) Prof. Kuni Miyake on East Asia's Geopolitical Environment
Category: DEVELOPMENT-AT-WORK SERIES
6 February 2015 – In partnership with the Japanese Embassy and the AIM Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center, AIM ZSDM held a Dev@Work seminar entitled “The Changing Geopolitical Environment in East Asia and the Policy of Abe Administration” last January 29. The speaker for the event was Professor Kuni Miyake of the Foreign Policy Institute.
The Changing Geopolitical Environment in East Asia
The Abe Administration
- Balance of Power to avoid hegemony
- Healthy Distance from continent; a relationship with no intervention
- Securing the Sea Lines of Communication (SLOCs) and free trade
There have been two successful samples of this in history:
- Anglo-Japanese Alliance, where help from the British Embassy secured balance between Japan and Russia
- US-Japanese Alliance
The seminar ended with a Q&A session.
Event Photos (Facebook)
About the Speaker
Kuni Miyake is the President of the Foreign Policy Institute, a private think-tank in Tokyo, Research Director for foreign and National Security Affairs at Canon Institute for Global Studies and a Visiting Professor at Ritsumeikan University. In 2006-7, he was Executive Assistant to Mrs. Akie Abe in the Office of the Prime Minister of Japan. Professor Miyake passed the Foreign Service Officer's (senior class) Exam in 1977 and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in 1978. From 1978-2005, he served in many capacities at MOFA. Most recently, his positions have included: Deputy Director-General of the Middle East Bureau, MOFA; Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Iraq and Japan's Representative to the CPA; Charge d'Affaires at the Embassy of Japan in Iraq, Minister at the Embassy of Japan in China; and Directors of Japan-US. Security Treaty Division, First Middle East Division and Second Middle East Division in MOFA. He graduated from the Law of the University of Tokyo. He is married with two children.
About the Development@Work Seminar Series
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