Japan's posture toward Taiwan underwent significant change in 2021. Through both statements and actions, Japan's government has signaled that it has a vested interest in Taiwan's security and is interested in increasing its cooperation with Taiwan. This panel will discuss Japan's evolving Taiwan policy, highlight new forms of cooperation we may see in the years ahead, and explain why it matters.
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Pamela Kennedy - Pamela Kennedy is a Research Analyst with the East Asia program at Stimson. She holds a M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. summa cum laude in Government and East Asian Studies from the College of William and Mary.
Ryan Ashley - Major Ryan Ashley (USAF) is a Fellow in the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and an Air Force Intelligence Officer pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. His Ph.D. studies focus on the security relations between Japan and member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).