In this episode we explore how Japan’s relations with Southeast Asia have expanded from economic engagement and development assistance to also include security collaboration and maritime capacity building. To discuss the dynamics of Japan-Southeast Asia relations, we turned to Dr. Kei Koga, a 2017 CSIS Strategic Japan Fellow, and Geoffrey Hartman, a Fellow with the CSIS Southeast Asia Program. They analyze the recent history of Japan’s engagement in Southeast Asia, assess the benefits of Japan’s involvement in regional architecture, and extrapolate how Japan’s engagement with ASEAN countries will shape the strategic environment going forward. Hosted by Will Colson. Audio edited by Ribka Gemilangsari. Written and produced by Jeffrey Bean.
Read Dr. Koga’s working paper in the Strategic Japan series here.