The revised Japan-US guidelines for defense cooperation in 2015, as well as security legislations promulgated in 2016, both designated China's maritime expansions and North Korea's nuclear weapon and missile developments as the primary causes of the increased turmoil within the Asian security environment. Japan's Defense Ministry and Self-Defense Forces also are paying attention to these secur06 Natural Disaster and Crisis Management_INQ-215222619ity challenges.
The Center for Global Security (GS) utilizes the research assets of the Defense Ministry and Self-Defense Forces to deepen Asian security studies, and to provide feedback by sharing the results of this research. We sincerely hope to generate synergy by studying these security issues with researchers in various academic fields such as Area Studies, International Relations and Comparative Politics.
To that end, GS will exchange views with policy makers in the countries concerned, as well as scholars specializing in such areas of research.