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OCAS 2095 - Japanese Politics and International Relations

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

Japan faces increasing international security challenges and the defence posture which was based on the 1947 Constitution's Article 9 is being stretched to its utmost limits. The nature of Japan's power is changing as new laws allow its self-defense forces the right to collective self-defence and to provide assistance in crisis situations overseas. Relations with China, with the two Koreas are flared with territorial and historical tensions. The course aims at understanding Japan's policies and the security environment it operates in.


DELAMOTTE, Anne-Guibourg F. (Lecturer)

Course validation

The class will be divided in 12 sessions which the students are supposed to prepare by using the reading list provided. Grading will be based on one mid-term paper (10 pages, 40 pc) and a final paper (10 pages, 40 pc) and the oral présentations thereof (30 pc x 2).

Required reading

Jeff Kingston, Contemporary Japan: History, Politics, and Social Change since the 1980s, Hoboken et Oxford, Wiley Blackwell, 2012, 324p