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#StratComPodcast / S5E3: Navigating geopolitical challenges: Japan's perspective (Tosh Minohara)

Japan plays a crucial role in global geopolitics as a major economic and technological powerhouse in Asia. It is also geographically and economically tied to two concerning neighbors - Russia and China. Recent events, especially - the war in Ukraine and following sanctioning of Russia - have complicated diplomatic and economic relations between the two countries, and Japan is now facing a world where countries are grappling with ever-present security challenges. Amidst turbulence in global security, Tomass Pildegovičs sat down with Dr. Tosh Minohara, Professor of International Relations and Security Studies at the Graduate School of Law and Politics, Kobe University to discuss Japan's perspective on concerning neighbors, debate on the relevance of Japan's pacifist constitution and society's shifting interest in the war in Ukraine.