Putting the ‘Pacific’ into Japan’s Indo-Pacific strategy – Sandra Tarte

“In the face of North Korea’s nuclear program, a resurgent China, an unpredictable US president and the rise of anti-globalisation forces, Japan’s new Indo-Pacific strategy aims to improve connectivity between the Pacific and Indian Oceans and between the African and Asian continents. Tokyo intends for ‘Indo-Pacific’ to supersede ‘Asia Pacific’ as the term that describes its region.”

Read more: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/02/15/putting-the-pacific-into-japans-indo-pacific-strategy/

Tarte, Sandra. 2018. "Putting the 'Pacific' into Japan's Indo-Pacific strategy". East Asia Forum : 1-3.

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