Lecture by Mr. Yukio Okamoto, former Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, on the future of East Asia’s security situation

As the former Special Advisor to two Prime Ministers of Japan, the President of Okamoto Associates and a Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow at MIT,
Mr. Yukio Okamoto is one of the most requested specialists and a well-known public speaker in the field of international relations and public diplomacy. The Embassy of Japan is delighted to announce that Mr. Okamoto will visit the Netherlands to give a lecture which is scheduled to take place from 16:00 hours on the 9th of June at Leiden University The Hague Campus Wijnhaven.

Date: 9 June 2017
Time: 16:00 hours – Venue open
16:15 hours – Lecture starts
17:15 hours – Lecture ends
Location: Leiden University The Hague Campus Wijnhaven
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague



Lecture Andrew Oros on Japanese security

On June 7th, Andrew Oros will give a lecture on ‘Japan’s Security Renaissance: New Directions in Regional and US-Japan Relations’


7 June 2017|15:30- 17:00


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Japan is the key US ally in Asia, in a new presidential era when the role of allies is being called into question. As the third largest economy in the world and one of the world’s largest military spenders, what role will Japan play in US Asia policy and in regional affairs?  Prof. Andrew Oros will seek to answer these questions in relation to his new book “Japan’s Security Renaissance: New Policies and Politics for the 21st Century”.

Professor Oros is an expert on international and comparative politics of East Asia, with an emphasis on approaches to security management.

The lecture will take place on June 7th in Leiden.