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CAMPUS Asia Lecture “The Securitization of Japan’s ODA: New Strategies in Changing Regional and Domestic Contexts”

  • December 21, 2017
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  • Keywords: Event, International relations

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CAMPUS ASIA Program in Kobe University will invite Dr. Raymond YAMAMOTO and will hold a CAMPUS Asia Lecture entitled "The Securitization of Japan’s ODA: New Strategies in Changing Regional and Domestic Contexts."

ODA was one of the most important instruments for the mercantilist-oriented foreign policy of Japan. For decades, the theory on the ODA allocation maintained that the strong influence of economy-related ministries did not permit the use of ODA for other purposes. Recently, however, the “securitized” ODA donations directed toward strengthening the coast guards’ capacities to counter the growing assertiveness of China in the East and South China Sea challenged the old views on Japanese ODA. This chapter is an attempt to explain the process of the “securitization” of ODA, or its “politicization” – considering that the political changes from the 1990s opened a new chapter in the ODA decision-making.

Everyone is welcome to participate. No registration is required.

Date and Time
December 21, 2017 (Thursday) 13:20 – 14:50

Venue
Simulation Room, 6th Floor, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS), Kobe University
[No. 40 on the Campus Map (Rokkodai 1st Campus) ]

Topic
"The Securitization of Japan’s ODA: New Strategies in Changing Regional and Domestic Contexts"

Speaker
Dr. Raymond YAMAMOTO
Dr. Raymond YAMAMOTO (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Speaker Bio
Raymond Yamamoto received his PhD degree at Hamburg University in 2015. After receiving his PhD, he worked as a specially appointed researcher at Osaka University. Since 2017, he has been appointed as Assistant Professor at Aarhus University. His research focuses on Japan’s post-war foreign policy as well as the development and security nexus of the Japanese ODA.

Language
English

Contact
Sebastian Maslow, CAMPUS ASIA Program in Kobe University
Email: maslow [at] port.kobe-u.ac.jp

(Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies)