East Asia Insights
East Asia Insights is an occasional policy brief that was launched by JCIE in 2006 in order to share a Japanese perspective on critical issues and challenges facing the region. The briefs are authored by Hitoshi Tanaka, a senior fellow at JCIE and chairman of the Institute for International Strategy at the Japan Research Institute. He previously served as Japan’s deputy minister for foreign affairs. Opinions expressed in East Asia Insights are those of the author.
Five Myths about Dealing with North Korea: A Japanese Perspective
This issue discusses the validity of the oft-heard critiques of the February Joint Statement, which was created after North Korea conducted a series of missile tests in July, in addition to its first-…
East Asia Community Building: Toward an East Asia Security Forum
This issue recommends the creation of an “East Asia Security Forum” in order to enhance cooperation between states in a wider range of areas would greatly facilitate the realization of a more cooperat…
Nationalistic Sentiments in Japan and their Foreign Policy Implications
Foreign observers had noticed an increase in Japanese nationalism recently; this growing prominence of public sentiment in Japan is rooted in frustration over dual gaps, one between Japan’s security p…
The ASEAN+3 and East Asia Summit: A Two-Tiered Approach to Community Building
This issue traces the background of the annual ASEAN+3 Summit and the first East Asia Summit, and analyzes the future path for East Asia community building.