Japan and the TICAD Process
In the aftermath of the end of the Cold War, Japan took the initiative of what became known as the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). At the time, Japan’s foreign policy faced considerable problems, as it was premised on the Cold War bifurcation of the world into two hostile blocs that had ceased to be an aspect of world politics, while the African countries found themselves abandoned by other countries. TICAD conferences have been held in 1993, 1998, 2003, and 2008. This paper is an analysis of the TICAD policy pursued by Japan over the years.
Japan Leads the Way in Global Health Diplomacy: The Case of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Abstract: This issue brief aims to investigate Japan’s policy toward “neglected tropical diseases” (NTDs) in light of Japan’s global health diplomacy. It confirms the significance of the so-called ‘Hashimoto Initiative’ […]
1325 NAPs Beyond East and West: Institutionalizing the WPS Agenda in Sweden and South Korea
Jiso Yoon & Love-Lis Liljeström compare Sweden’s and South Korea’s primary achievements and flaws in formulating and implementing their national action plans on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.
Education and Development in North Korea: The Push for a “Science-Based Economy” Under Kim Jong Un
Abstract This Issue Brief analyzes the development of education in North Korea with particular focus on the Kim Jong Un era and the recent government’s emphasis on scientific development. Once […]
Moving Beyond Rhetoric? The EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA)
In July 2018, Japan and the EU signed both the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). The two agreements have been described as formally ushering in […]