TIU Global Dialogue #21: Japan's Aging Peace – Pacifism and Militarism in the 20th Century

2022/07/05 17:00-18:00 JST


05/07/2022 - 5:00 pm


05/07/2022 - 6:00 pm

This talk challenges the conventional “normal nation” narrative in international relations scholarship by explaining why Japan has not remilitarized despite the changing international context. By way of examining Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) recruitment limitations to peace monuments, the talk reveals how Japanese security policy is shaped by the interaction of ideas and the material world, such as demographics, gender norms, and technology.

Speaker: Prof. Tom Phuong Le
Moderator: Prof. Akitoshi Miyashita
Date & Time: July 5, 2022, at 17:00 JST