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Japan's strategic security

ASPI Publication Launch: Japan's security strategy

Speakers His Excellency Mr Shingo Yamagami, Thomas Wilkins, Professor Rikki Kersten and Bec Shrimpton

ASPI is delighted to invite you to join us for the launch of the report ‘Japan’s security strategy’, which explores the increased military threats and challenges facing Japan, in particular from its near neighbours in Northeast Asia.

Japan is facing national security challenges and increased expectations of its role in international affairs not experienced since the end of World War II.  These challenges range from China’s aggression in the maritime and cyber domains to the constant threats posed by North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile proliferation to increased expectations of military support to counter Russia’s illegal war.

Japanese policymakers are cognisant of the rapid developments in relation to technological competition, regional arms build-ups and elevated activities in the space and cyber security domains, with ‘grey zone’ operations and ‘hybrid warfare’ flowing from such developments. 

At this event, His Excellency Mr Shingo Yamagami will present an opening address, which will be followed by a panel discussion with Senior ASPI Non-Resident Fellow and report author, Dr Thomas Wilkins and Professor Rikki Kersten from ANU, moderated by ASPI’s Bec Shrimpton. Panellists will discuss Japan’s relationship with Australia, the security challenges Japan is facing and how the country is responding to these challenges. 

Please note this is a hybrid event with the option to attend in-person or online. For those attending in-person, light refreshments will be provided after the event. 

To attend in-person, register via the 'register' button above. 
To attend online, register here.


His Excellency Mr Shingo Yamagami

His Excellency Shingo Yamagami is the Ambassador of Japan to Australia.

Thomas Wilkins

Dr Thomas S. Wilkins a Senior Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute affiliated with the Washington DC Office.

Professor Rikki Kersten

Professor Rikki Kersten is currently Honorary Professor with the Australia-Japan Research Centre at the Australian National University (ANU).

Bec Shrimpton

Bec is Director Defence Strategy and National Security at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.