Lecture Event: "Canada-Japan Relations in the Indo-Pacific Era"

By Jonathan B. Miller 3:00-5:00 pm, Monday 6 February 2023

16 January 2023

Prince Takamado Japan Centre is pleased to host a lecture "Japan-Canada Relations in the Indo-Pacific Era" by Jonathan B. Miller.

Canada released its long-awaited Indo-Pacific Strategy in late November attempting to craft out a long term vision for the region. The document referred to China as a “disruptive” actor in the region and internationally. It also indicated a need for Canada to work more closely with like-minded partners, like Japan, in the region. While recognition of the region’s challenges and opportunities is long overdue, at the end of the day words will matter little if concrete actions over the long term are not implemented.

This talk will look at Canada's relationship with Japan in the new Indo-Pacific era and how the relationship is evolving in trade, security and other areas.

All are welcome. 
Refreshments will be served.

Register here

Speaker's bio:

Jonathan is an international affairs professional with expertise on security, defense and geo-economic issues in the Indo-Pacific. He has held a variety of positions in the private and public sector, including international affairs fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations (Tokyo) and a Distinguished fellow with the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada.

Currently, he is a senior fellow with the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), a director and senior fellow of the Indo-Pacific program at the Ottawa-based Macdonald Laurier Institute, & a senior fellow on East Asia for the Tokyo-based Asian Forum Japan, the Director and co-founder of the Council on International Policy.

Miller previously spent nearly a decade working on economic and security issues related to Asia with the Canadian federal government and worked both with the foreign ministry and the security community. He is a regular contributor to several journals, magazines and newspapers on Asia-Pacific security issues including The Economist Intelligence Unit, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy and Nikkei Asian Review and other outlets.