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Contemporary Security Challenges to Japan

Contemporary Security Challenges to Japan from SPICE on Vimeo.


During the Cold War, Japan's main security concern was tension with the Soviet Union, and its alliance with the United States was essential for ensuring its defense given the limitations on using military force in Japan's Constitution. Since the Cold War, Japan's security environment has changed dramatically. In this video lecture, Adam Liff, Assistant Professor in East Asian International Relations at Indiana University, discusses the security challenges that Japan faces today. 

In the accompanying discussion guide, students will explore how Japan's security concerns, alliances, and self-defense and offensive capabilities have shifted to address Japan's contemporary security environment.