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Japan's global role [WP1063]

Japan is increasing its global role, refocusing internal contradictions and international behaviour. We examine what is required internally and the partnerships involved (US/China etc), plus the commonality between UK and Japanese interests.

This conversation was recorded during our meeting entitled ‘Japan: increasing its global role?’ which took place in November 2010.

Taking part in this recorded discussion are:

Tomohiko Taniguchi Former Deputy Director General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Professor, Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University, Tokyo

Akiko Yamanaka,Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs; Professional By-Fellow, Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Glenn Hook, Taro Kono, Director General of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) International Bureau; Member, House of Representatives

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