NAGY, Stephen R.

   Senior Associate Professor

   Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University
Date 2015/12/13
Presentation Theme Foreign policy realignment: Japan's strategic hedging through reengagement withSoutheast Asia
Conference Inaugural conference of the Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies in Asia
Promoters Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies in Asia
Conference Type International
Presentation Type Speech (General)
Contribution Type Individual
Location International Conference Center (ICC-Kyoto
Researchers and Co-Researchers Stephen Robert NAGY
Details China's emergence as the largest economy in East Asia has proceeded hand-in-hand with a
more robust economic, political and security posture in the region. More assertive territorial
positions, anti-Japanese demonstrations and tactical economic pressure exerted against
Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam are recent examples of China's growing confidence in
the region. Based on interviews with MOFA officials and Japanese business leaders in
Japan, Hong Kong and China, this paper argues that Japan is proactively strategically
hedging its economic trade and investment in China through reengagement with Southeast
Asian countries at economic, political and security levels.