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The Rocky Way Ahead: South Korea's Position in Asia

The Spring 2017 issue of the Harvard International Review magazine features an article written by the Asia Program's senior associate for Northeast Asia, Shihoko Goto.

Japan’s New Reality in a Trump Administration

Since President Trump’s election, Japanese Prime Minister Abe has succeeded in forging a good relationship with the new administration. Contrary to initial concerns from Tokyo, the White House has reaffirmed the importance of the U.S.-Japan security alliance, and U.S. military commitment in East Asia.

CANCELED: Disaster Recovery and Regional Development: Lessons from Japan’s Experiences

Due to expected inclement weather, this event has been canceled.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Following the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake, Japan demonstrated its resilience to recovering from natural disasters, and it continues to lead the way in dealing with the aftermath of floods, typhoons, earthquakes, and other forces of nature. Join us for a discussion on the lessons learned from Japan’s 1995 Hanshin earthquake, and the evolution of disaster planning as well as the opportunities for cross-border cooperation in disaster relief. 

Open Fellowship Opportunities with the Asia Program

There are currently three open competitions for fellowships within the Asia Program:

The Wilson China Fellowship

Japan, South Korea, and the U.S. Vision of "Peace Through Strength"

In their essay released on the eve of Donald Trump’s election victory, Peter Navarro and Alexander Gray stated that the new president would reappraise U.S. national interests on the one hand, but also work closely with countries sharing Washington’s goals. Questions remain as to how those two goals would be realized in Europe and the Middle East, but for Japan and South Korea, there is growing confidence that the United States will continue to build upon the existing alliances in the Asia-Pacific region.