Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China

July 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, East-West Center Gallery, John A. Burns Hall Add to Calendar

Join Council of Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Sheila A. Smith for a discussion of her new book, Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China, which explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. The book, published by Columbia University Press, will be available for purchase.

Sheila A. Smith, an expert on Japanese politics and foreign policy, is Senior Fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR.) In addition to her new book, she is author of Japan’s New Politics and the U.S.-Japan Alliance (CFR, June 2014). Her current research focuses on how geostrategic change in Asia is shaping Japan's strategic choices. In the fall of 2014, Smith began a new project on Northeast Asian Nationalisms and Alliance Management. Smith is a regular contributor to the CFR blog Asia Unbound, and frequent contributor to major media outlets in the United States and Asia. She joined CFR from the East-West Center in 2007. She earned her MA and PhD degrees from the department of political science at Columbia University.

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