Narushige Michishita lecture, The Rise of China and Japan’s Response (Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019)

The BU Center for the Study of Asia

is pleased to invite you to a lecture and discussion with

Narushige Michishita, Ph.D.

(Vice President and Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo)

The Rise of China and Japan’s Response

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 from 12-1:30 pm

at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road, Boston University

A light lunch will be served!


In the past ten years, China’s defense expenditure has grown by 83 percent while that of the United States has declined by 17 percent. How can Japan secure itself, and help maintain peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region? Dr. Michishita will discuss Japan’s strategy towards a rising China.

About the Speaker: 

Narushige Michishita is vice president of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo. He acquired his Ph.D. from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. A specialist in Japanese security and foreign policy as well as security issues on the Korean Peninsula, he is the author of North Korea’s Military-Diplomatic Campaigns, 1966-2008 (Routledge, 2009) and Lessons of the Cold War in the Pacific: U.S. Maritime Strategy, Crisis Prevention, and Japan’s Role (Woodrow Wilson Center, 2016) (co-authored with Peter M. Swartz and David F. Winkler).