Roundtable in Asia Policy 18.2
Tom Phuong Le’s Japan’s Aging Peace: Pacifism and Militarism in the Twenty-First Century
Is Japan becoming a “normal” nation militarily? Charles T. McClean, Marina Fujita Dickson, Yoichi Funabashi, Christopher W. Hughes, Paul Midford, and Tom Le discuss the implications of changing demographics and societal norms for Japan’s security policy and culture in essays on Tom Le’s book Japan’s Aging Peace: Pacifism and Militarism in the Twenty-First Century.
Japan’s Aging Antimilitarism Is Alive and Well
Charles T. McClean
The Next Generation of Japan’s National Security
Marina Fujita Dickson and Yoichi Funabashi
Japan’s Decaying Antimilitarism Ecosystem
Christopher W. Hughes
Is Japan’s Aging Peace Aging Gracefully?
Author’s Response: Demographics Is Destiny—It’s Just Difficult to Pinpoint When It Will Arrive and How Much It Will Hurt
Charles T. McClean is the Japan Foundation CGP Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University’s Council on East Asian Studies (United States). His research focuses on the politics of age, institutions, representation, and social policy, especially in Japan.
Marina Fujita Dickson is a Research Associate at the Asia Pacific Initiative, International House of Japan (Japan), where she focuses on U.S. policy in the Indo-Pacific and Japan–South Korea relations.
Yoichi Funabashi is Chairman of the Global Council and Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence at the International House of Japan (Japan).
Christopher W. Hughes is Professor of International Politics and Japanese Studies at the University of Warwick (United Kingdom). His latest book is Japan as a Global Military Power: New Capabilities, Alliance Integration, Bilateralism-Plus (2022).
Paul Midford is a Professor in International Studies at Meiji Gakuin University (Japan). Prior to this, he taught at Kanazawa University, Lafayette College, Kwansei Gakuin University, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Tom Le is an Associate Professor of Politics at Pomona College (United States).
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