A Korean perspective on Japan’s changing security policy
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:00pm
A Korean perspective on Japan’s changing security policy

PSU Center for Japanese Studies and co-sponsor PSU Institute for Asian Studies present

Dr. Park Young-June

Korea National Defense University

April 10, 2019 |6pm

Smith Student Union
room 327/8

(1821 SW Broadway)

Free and Open to the Public

Professor Park will address the following topics:

• Competing Views in Korea about Japan’s Security Policy: 
   Pacifist?  Return to militarism? Normal state?

• The establishment of Postwar Japan’s Security System
• The Advent of New National Security Strategies in Japan 
   in the 1990s

• Transformation of Japan’s Security System 
   in the 21st Century 

• Necessity for  Korea-Japan Security Cooperation

Park Young-June is a professor of the College of National Security and the dean of faculty, Korea National Defense University. He obtained a B.A. in political science from Yonsei University, an M.A. in international relations from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Tokyo in 2002. He also conducted research as a visiting scholar at the U.S.-Japan program of Harvard University from 2010 to 2011 and from 2015 to 2016. He has published and co-authored several books and dozens of articles focusing on Japanese security policy and East Asian security affairs, including The Third Japan (in Korean, 2008), International Politics of Security (in Korean, 2010), The Status and Tasks of International Security in the 21st Century (in Korean, 2011), The Birth of Navy and Making of Modern Japan (in Korean, 2014), South Korea‘s National Security Strategy: Evolution and Challenges (in Korean, 2017) etc. . Besides academic activities, he has served as a policy adviser for the South Korea‘s Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2015 and the National Security Council from 2018 as well as a columnist for the Hankook Daily from 2016 to the present.