A Brief Overview of the Japan-Korea Experts Dialogue
(SSDP-Yeosijae Global Future Dialogue, July 2020)
The SSDP-Yeosijae Experts Dialogue titled "Responses to COVID-19 and Agendas for the Post-COVID-19 Era" was held on July 29-30, 2020, in the three sessions below (For the Program, see Appendix).
Session 1: Response to COVID-19 and Lessons Learned (Health and Medicine)
Session 1 on health and medicine was held to promote mutual understanding of Japan and ROK's response to COVID-19, and to explore opportunities for bilateral cooperation.
The Korean presenters focused on the various aspects of ROK's response to COVID. Sang-Sun Yoon (Professor, Yonsei University) noted the proactive nature of the ROK government's COVID response in conjunction with KCDC (Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), reflecting lessons learned from its failures in the 2015 MERS epidemic. Yoon highlighted Korea's rigorous nation-wide contract-tracing program combining traditional "shoe-leather epidemiology" with new methods based on digital technology (GPS, apps, credit-card transactions, closed-circuit TV) as key to prevent the spread of COVID. Yoon also addressed the challenges to global health governance and institutions recognizing that complex global health challenges can no longer be borne by WHO (World Health Organization) alone. He called for additional global actors such as the GHSA (Global Health Security Agenda) and CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations) to play a more active role and for Korea and Japan to cooperate in that arena, including vaccine development.
Won-Joung Choi (Director, Communication Dept., Yeosijae) focused on the role of risk-communication in crisis response. Effective risk communication with the public is critical in a health crisis. Choi noted that legal revisions before and during the COVID-19 crisis enabled the ROK government to access and provide necessary information regarding people's movement and location for contract-tracing. At the same time, she also mentioned the need to improve protection of privacy in order to maintain public trust vis-a-vis the government in democratic societies.
The Japanese presentations were given by two economists, Takashi Sekiyama (Associate Professor, Kyoto University) and Kazumasa Oguro (Professor, Hosei University) regarding Japan's response to COVID. Sekiyama conducted a comparative survey of COVID responses of 18 countries including Japan and ROK (from January to June 2020) and concluded that testing and contact-tracing rather than containment (restrictions of economic and social activity) is more effective in preventing the spread of infection. Japan succeeded in containing the first wave of COVID due to public cooperation with the government request for self-restraint of activities, but loosening restrictions without rigorous testing and contract-tracing will make it difficult to avoid the second wave of COVID infections.
Oguro focused on the controversial issue of PCR testing in Japan. The government and medical expert advisors are hesitant about strengthening testing, but from an economic perspective, expanding testing and contact-tracing, and filling the public information gap regarding COVID infections (who is infected or not) is important in safely resuming economic activities. Skepticism within Japanese society regarding "false positives" in PCR tests are also obstacles, but Oguro argues that the percentage of false positives would be low, and increased testing will improve the quality of public information regarding COVID infections.
Session 2: New Normal in Post-COVID 19 Society and Economy (Economy and Society)
Session 2 dealt with the "new normal" in economy and society in COVID and the post-COVID era. Out of necessity, such as remote-working, the COVID crisis brings new opportunities to push digital innovation forward. Presenters shared ideas and issues in Korea and Japan.
The Korean presenters, Byong-Jo Chun (Distinguished Fellow, Yeosijae) and Jae-Young Lee (Chairman, KGMLAB) discussed the positive as well as the negative aspects of a transition toward the "new normal" in Korea. Chun introduced the "Korean New Deal (K-New Deal)" plan proposed by the ROK government in July, a blueprint for South Korea's transition toward a post-COVID society. The plan consists of digital and green (environment) transformation, with feature projects (e.g. AI-government, smart medical infrastructure, green and "smart" (AI-digital) schools, factories, energy and transportation systems) as well as safety net plans such as occupational training, and human and capital investment to support the transition.
Lee defined the "new normal" as "untact" (vs. human contact) lifestyles through remote (work, schooling) and digitalization of society and foresees that these changes will accelerate in the near term. He also noted concern about "widening gaps" in society, including income disparity and digital divide. Korea and Japan should address these disparities and discuss and share domestic policies in coping with the "new normal" including for example, the pros-and-cons of introducing "basic income" policy.
Japanese presenters, Yukio Noguchi (Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University) and Nobuyuki Hiraizumi (President, Kajima Institute for International Peace) discussed the prospects for Japan's transition toward the "new normal." Both stressed that the COVID crisis is "a once in a century" opportunity to resolve Japan's decades-old tasks and transition to a more productive economy and society. Japan's shift to the "new normal" hinges on whether Japan can overcome its low productivity and old practices. Noguchi warned that Japan's low productivity, such as those in labor practices and e-commerce are still obstacles in the shift toward the "new normal." At the same time, there are signs of structural industrial changes amid COVID, such as Kience (a "fabless" company) becoming the second biggest company following Toyota in terms of market value.
Hiraizumi noted that there are four "long overdue" problems that predate COVID: elevating profitability of Japanese companies, controlling social security costs, decreasing huge budget deficits, lowering risk against natural disasters. COVID measures should be utilized to address these four problems. He suggested that the popular policy by the Japanese government to deal with COVID, "avoid three 密 (Mi-tsu)" or "3 C's" --- 密閉 (closed), 密集 (congested), 密接（close) ---, should be converted into "3 S's" --- 開放 (spacious), 散在 (scattered), 疎遠 (sparse). The "3S" ethos, in the form of remote-work, for example, is likely to deliver positive results in changing old practices.
Session 3: Changing International Relations in the Post-COVID 19 Era (Foreign Policy and Security)
Session 3 dealt with the impact of COVID pandemic on foreign policy and security, international relations, with a particular focus on the US-China rivalry and regional and global affairs, as well as prospects for Japan-Korea cooperation.
Korean presenters, Yong-Wook Lee (Professor, Korea University) and Sehee Hwang (Director, Future Planning Department, Yeosijae) focused on traditional and new issues at the regional and global level for Korea-Japan cooperation. Lee emphasized the need and utility of strengthening East Asian financial cooperation based on CJK (China-Japan-South Korea) trilateral cooperation. He proposed that financial cooperation should be placed on the CJK summit agenda, and as a long-term goal, establish an "East Asian Financial Board" as a control tower to support financial safety net, capital market development, developmental finance, with the aim to promote autonomy and governance in regional finance.
Hwang stressed the need for Korea-Japan cooperation to deal with the void in global leadership amidst US-China rivalry. In relation to COVID, she proposed three areas for bilateral cooperation: knowledge sharing on COVID-19 (e.g., quarantines, vaccines and treatments, public health systems), COVID-19 response measures at the Tokyo Olympics (e.g., quarantine system, early detection of confirmed patients), and data hub cooperation (e.g., international norms for data distribution and digital trade, a Northeast Asia Data Exchange center) in light of the surge of demand for data capacity (expected to grow 36%, 2016-2021).
The Japanese presenters, Hideshi Tokuchi (Senior Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies) and Tsuneo Watanabe (Senior Researcher, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation) provided views on Japan-Korea cooperation in the context of the Indo-Pacific and middle power cooperation, respectively. Tokuchi noted that the US-China competition will affect both traditional and non-traditional security, and stressed that Japan and Korea should cooperate based on support for the liberal international order based on international norms. He proposed four areas cooperation: (1) strengthen US-centered alliance network and U.S. military presence in the region; share information on defense cost-sharing issue; (2) promote international security cooperation in new security areas, such as military medicine, cyber security, (3) prepare for traditional threats, coping with COVID in military exercises, the austerity on defense budgets; and (4) mend Japan-ROK defense relations "quietly," by resuming defense ministerials and promoting cooperative measures.
Watanabe noted that the US-China rivalry has intensified due to COVID and that this trend will continue beyond the U.S. presidential elections in November, regardless of who comes into power. Japan and Korea will be in a more difficult position amidst the big power strategic rivalry and partial decoupling, and cannot afford to continue to ignore each other. He suggested that Japan and Korea should cooperate as "middle powers" with other like-minded partners such as Australia, India and some ASEAN countries, to uphold the liberal internationalist order, counter China's assertive behavior and guarantee stable US regional engagement.
In the closing session, Jae Ho Yeom (Board of Director, Yeosijae; former President of Korea University) and Masao Okonogi (Professor Emeritus, Keio University) both confirmed the importance of track two dialogue for Korea-Japan relations as we face a global health crisis (COVID-19) and intensified US-China strategic rivalry. At the same time, Okonogi voiced deep concern about the diplomatic deadlock over the Korean wartime laborers' issue. He stressed that Japan and Korea should overcome the political obstacles and share common strategies as "middle powers".
Masahiro Akiyama (Chairman, SSDP) and Jong In Lee (Vice President, Yeosijae) wrapped up the session reiterating the need to continue track two dialogue and person-to-person exchange (direct or online) for Japan-Korea relations. Akiyama noted the importance of sharing strategies in parallel with facing history issues, and the success of future dialogues would be measured in terms of how much we can share strategic direction. Lee concluded by noting the need to consider the future of South Korea's role as a middle power in the age of US-China rivalry and looking at Korea-Japan cooperation from a new perspective.
SSDP-Yeosijae Global Future Dialogue (Experts Dialogue)
"Responses to COVID-19 and Agendas for the Post-COVID Era"
July 29-30, 2020 Online (Zoom)
Session 1: Response to COVID-19 and Lessons Learned
- Moderator: Jong-In LEE (Vice President (Acting President), Yeosijae)
Sang-Sun YOON (Professor, College of Medicine, Yonsei University)
"Global Joint Responses to Infectious Diseases"
Won-Joung CHOI (Director, Communication Department, Yeosijae)
"Pandemic Responses and Communication: Principles and a New Consensus"
Takashi SEKIYAMA (Associate Professor, GSAIS, Kyoto University)
"Response to COVID-19: Implications from Overseas Cases"
Kazumasa OGURO (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Hosei University)
"Expansion of PCR Testing for COVID-19 and the Problem of False Positives"
- Sang-Sun YOON (Professor, College of Medicine, Yonsei University)
Session 2: New Normal in Post-COVID 19 Society and Economy
- Moderator: Masahiro AKIYAMA (Chairman, SSDP)
Byong-Jo CHUN (Distinguished Fellow, Yeosijae; (former) President and CEO, KB Securities)
"K-New Deal: Korea's Digital and Green New Deal Policy"
Jae-Young LEE (Chairman, KGMLAB; former parliamentarian)
"Korea-Japan Cooperation in the UN-TACT Era"
Yukio NOGUCHI (Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University)
"Is Japan Able to Achieve the Shift to the New Normal?"
Nobuyuki HIRAIZUMI (President, Kajima Institute for International Peace)
"New Normal in the Post-COVID 19 Society and Economy"
- Byong-Jo CHUN (Distinguished Fellow, Yeosijae; (former) President and CEO, KB Securities)
Session 3: Changing International Relations in the Post-COVID 19 Era
- Moderator: Masahiro AKIYAMA (Chairman, SSDP)
Yong-Wook LEE (Professor, Dept. of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University)
"The Imperative of Korea-Japan Financial Cooperation in the Era of U.S.-China Strategic Competition"
Sehee HWANG (Director, Future Planning Department, Yeosijae)
"ROK-Japan Cooperation in the G-Zero Era"
Hideshi TOKUCHI (Senior Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
"The Indo-Pacific Regional Order and Japan's Roles in the Post-COVID Era"
Tsuneo WATANABE (Senior Researcher, Sasakawa Peace Foundation)
"Japan-ROK's Middle Power Strategic Thinking and Cooperation in the Age of the US-China Competition"
- Yong-Wook LEE (Professor, Dept. of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University)
- Junya NISHINO (Professor, Keio University)
- Yasuyo SAKATA (Professor, Kanda University of International Studies)
- Jae-Ho YEOM (Board of Director, Yeosijae; former President, Korea University)
- Masao OKONOGI (Professor Emeritus, Keio University)
December 2022, Proposal "Defending Our Country – Defense Policy in a New Cold War Era" was announced
- Front Cover
- Changes in the Security Environment Surrounding Japan - Shifting Power Balance and the Three Front Threats Ken Jimbo
- How Will "Japan Contingencies" Emerge? Osamu Onoda
- The Japan-US Alliance Revisited: Is it Dependable? Chikako Kawakatsu Ueki
- A New Phase of Defense Diplomacy and Defense Production and Technology Base Ippeita Nishida, Tsuneo Watanabe
- Intelligence Activities in the Post-Ukraine War Era Jun Nagashima
- Responding to the Nuclear Threat Masashi Murano
- No Time to Lose for Improving Japan's Defense Capabilities - Can the JSDF Defend the Homeland? - Ryoichi Oriki
- Toward the Formulation of a New "National Security Strategy" Hideshi Tokuchi
- October 2022, "Japan-China Relations under the Long-term Administration of Xi Jinping: Current Status, Prospects, and Expectations" written by Kazuyuki Suwa, Professor, University of Shizuoka
- October 2022, "China's Policy on the Global South --- China's World View and the Configuration of the US-China Confrontation " written by Shin Kawashima, Professor, the University of Tokyo
- October 2022, "Military Strategy of Xi Jinping's China" written by Bonji Ohara, Senior Fellow, Sasagawa Peace Foundation
- September 2022, " Social Governance by the Communist Party of China: The Present State and the Future Prospects " written by Kazuko Kojima, Professor, Keio University
- September 2022, "The Relationship between Domestic Politics and Diplomacy under the Xi Jinping Administration- Why Were the Large-Scale Military Exercises Decided?" written by Chisako T. Masuo, Professor, Kyushu University
- September 2022, "Xi Jinping's China--- Prospects for Its Climate Change Policy ---" written by Takashi Sekiyama, Associate Professor, The University of Kyoto
- August 2022, " Current Assessment of the Xi Jinping's Rule and Prospects for the Third Term of the Xi Administration " written by Takashi Suzuki, Associate Professor, Aichi Prefectural University
- August 2022, " Economic Challenges Awaiting the Xi Jinping Administration As it Enters its Third Term" written by Toshiya Tsugami, Director, Tsugami Toshiya's Works
- July 2022, "The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and the Future International Legal Order" written by Masahiro Kurosaki, Associate Professor, National Defense Academy
- July 2022, "The Ukraine War and Security in East Asia" written by Narushige Michishita, Vice President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
- July 2022, "How Will the Ukraine War Change the New US-China Cold War?" written by Yasuhiro Matsuda, Professor, the University of Tokyo
- July 2022, "Impact of the Ukraine War on the Global Economy" written by Tatsuhiko Yoshizaki, Chief Economist, Sojitz Research Institute, Ltd.
- June 2022, "Why War Occurs in Europe?--The Structural Transformation of the European Security Order in the Post-Cold War Era --" written by Yuichi Hosoya, Professor, Keio University
- June 2022,"The Russia-Ukrainian War and the Behind-the-Scenes Stance of the United States" "On Economic Security" written by Tsuneo Watanabe, Senior Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
- June 2022, "The Russia-Ukraine War and NATO", written by Michito Tsuruoka, Associate Professor, Keio University
- June 2022, "The Ukrainian War Viewed from Theories of International Politics" written by Matake Kamiya, Professor, National Defens Academy
- March 2022, "Economic Security Challenges and Cyber Security" written by Jun Osawa, Senior Research Fellow, Nakasone Peace Institute
- March 2022, "On Economic Security" written by Matake Kamiya, Professor, the Ntional Defense Academy
- March 2022, ""Economic Security" and the Review of the 2013 NSS and the Related Strategy Documents" written by Nobushige Takamizawa, Visiting Professor, the University of Tokyo
- March 2022, "The US-China Rivalry and Economic Security" written by Yuzo Murayama, Professor, Doshisya University
- March 2022, "Japan's National Security Policies and Science and Technology" written by Nobukatsu Kanehara, Professor, Doshisya University
- March 2022, "Economic Security in the Free Trade Regime" written by Kazuto Suzuki, Professor, the University of Tokyo
- January 2022, "The 2022 South Korean Presidential Election and the Next Administration's Foreign and Security Policy" written by Junya Nishino, Professor, Keio University
- January 2022, "North Korea's Nuclear and Missile Development and Japan's Defense" written by Hideshi Tokuchi, Senior Fellow, GRIPS
- January 2022, "What will Become of Japan-South Korea Relations? The 1965 Japan-South Korea Treaty System in Jeopardy" written by Masao Okonogi, Professor Emeritus, Keio University
- December 2021, "Economic and Social Conditions in North Korea and its Relations with South Korea" written by Mitsuhiro Mimura, Chief Research Fellow, The Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia.
- December 2021, "China's Korean Peninsula Policy and North Korea" written by Shin Kawashima, Professor, the University of Tokyo.
- December 2021, "China's Korean Peninsula Policy and North Korea" written by Shunji Hiraiwa, Professor, Nanzan University.
- December 2021, "What to Do with the Relations with North Korea?" written by Hitoshi Tanaka, Chairman for Institute for International Strategy at the Japan Research Institute.
- October 2021, "Strategic Implications of North Korea's Enhanced Nuclear and Missile Capabilities" written by Narushige Michishita, Vice President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.
- October 2021, "The Biden Administration's North Korea Policy: Its Low Priority and Looming Crises" written by Tsuneo Watanabe, Senior Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation.
- October 2021, "The Evolution of the US-ROK Alliance: Tasks in the Biden Era" written by Yasuyo Sakata, Professor, Kanda University of International Studies.
- September 2021, "The Development of Regional Security Architecture: From Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific" written by Ken Jimbo, Professor, Keio University.
- September 2021, "The Strategic Development of Japanese Security Cooperation under Superpower Competition and the Development of the FOIP and its Operationalization" written by Nobushige Takamizawa, Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo.
- August 2021, "Security Perceptions of Central Asian Countries--- From the Perspective of China Studies ---" written by Shin Kawashima, Professor, the University of Tokyo.
- August 2021, "Security in the Indian Ocean Region---Implication of the Galwan Incident for QUAD in the Indo-Pacific" written by Dr. Satoru Nagao, Fellow (Non-Resident), Hudson Institute.
- August 2021, "Easternization and Security in Asia" written by Tsuneo Watanabe, Senior Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation.
- July 2021, "The Ideas of "Autonomy" and "Self-Reliance" in Contemporary India's Foreign Strategy" written by Kazutoshi TAMARI, Associate Professor,Chukyo University.
- July 2021, "Thailand's Security Policies and Threat Perceptions" written by Saya Kiba, Associate Professor, Komatsu University, Faculty of Intercultural Communication.
- July 2021, "Myanmar's Security Perceptions and the February 1 Coup d'Etat" written by Yoshihiro Nakanishi, Associate Professor, Kyoto University.
- July 2021, "Australia's Security Perceptions and the "Asia Threat"" written byTomohiko Satake, Senior Fellow, Defense Policy Division, Policy Studies Department, NIDS .
- June 2021, "The Indo-Pacific Regional Architecture: Its Future--- Multipolar Order Beyond US-China Relations ---" by Tsutomu Kikuchi, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
- June 2021, "The Quad Plus in the Security of Asia: Its Significance and Outlook" by Hideshi Tokuchi, Senior Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
- June 2021, "Indonesian Views and Perceptions on National Security" by Nobuhiro Aizawa, Associate Professor, The Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University
- June 2021, "Normalized Tensions in the Cross-Strait Relations--- Structural Changes in Taiwanese Society and the Xi Jinping Administration's Strategic Shift ---" by Yasuhiro Matsuda, Professor, The University of Tokyo
- June 2021, "China's Maritime Strategy and Responses of the United States and Japan" by Yoji Koda, Former Commander in Chief, Self Defense Fleet
- June 2021, "The South China Issues from the Perspective of the International Law Order",by Shigeki Sakamoto, Emeritus Professor, Kobe University
- May 2021, "Indonesian Views and Perceptions on National Security" by Nobuhiro Aizawa, Associate Professor, Kyushu University
- May, 2021, "The Philippine Foreign and Security Policy Perspective" written by Yusuke Takagi Associate Professor,National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.
- May, 2021, "Vietnam's Security: Challenges and Responses" written by Tomotaka Shoji Head, Asia and Africa Division, Regional Studies Department, National Institute for Defense Studies
- March, 2021, "Can the Biden Administration Restore America as a Global Leader?" written by Matake Kamiya, Professor, the National Defense Academy of Japan.
- March, 2021, "The Biden Administration and Japan's Security Strategy" written by Hideshi Tokuchi, Senior Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.
- February,2021, "US Foreign and Security Policy Direction Viewed from the Biden Administration's Lineup" written by Tsuneo Watanabe, Senior Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
- February,2021, "Trade Policies of the Biden Administration" written by Takaaki Asano, Senior Analyst, Sumitomo Corporation Global Research Co. Ltd.
- February,2021, "The Biden Administration's Policy toward Russia" written by Taisuke Abiru, Senior Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
- January,2021, "Will US Policy Toward China Change?" lectured by Ryo Sahashi, Associate Professor, the University of Tokyo
- January,2021, "How will China View the Biden Administration?" written by Bonji Ohara, Senior Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
- January,2021, "An Assessment of the 2020 US Presidential Election－American Democracy Now－" lectured by Fumiaki Kubo, Professor, the University of Tokyo
- January,2021, "Two Trumpian Mysteries－Why did Trump win over 70 million votes? Why is his outrageous behavior unchecked?－" lectured by Kazuhiro Maeshima, Professor, Sophia University
- September, 2020, "The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and Internationa Relationsl" by Matake Kamiya, Professor, National Defense Academy of Japan
- September, 2020, "The Policy Agenda for the Xi Jinping Administration- COVID-19 Countermeasures and China's International Relations -" by Shin Kawashima, Professor, The University of Tokyo
- "Control in the United States and International Relations" by Koji Murata, Professor, Doshisha University
- September, 2020, "The EU's Response to COVID-19 and International Relations" by Yuichi Hosoya, Professor, Keio University
- August, 2020, "The Corona Crisis Seen from a Macroeconomic Perspective" written by Motoshige Itoh, Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
- August, 2020, "The Coronavirus Pandemic and Japan's Infectious Disease Control" written by Takashi Mihara, Senior Research Fellow, NLI Research Institute
- August, 2020, "Infectious Disease Crisis Control in Japan- Recommendations on an Exit Strategy -" written by Kazumasa Oguro, Professor, Hosei University
- August, 2020, "Security against Infectious Disease Threats --- Policy Responses Abroad" written by Takashi Sekiyama, Associate Professor, Kyoto University
- June 2020,"Transformation of the International Order in the Middle East--- Varying Degrees of "Stateness" and Three Directions of the New Order" written by Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
- June 2020,"Destabilization in the Middle East and its Impacts on Japan's Energy Security" written by Amane Kobayashi, Research Fellow, The Institute of Energy Economics
- May 2020: Urgent Recommendations "Toward a V-shaped Recovery after the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic "Coronavirus Testing for All" --- the First Step of the Next Phase"
- May 2020: "US Diplomacy toward Iran: Economic Sanctions as a Diplomatic Tool" Hiroki Sugita Columnist, Kyodo News
- "Russian Factors in the Middle East" Taisuke Abiru Senior Research Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
- "The SDF Dispatches to the Middle East --- History and Significance" Ippeita Nishida Senior Research Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
- March 2020, "Space and Security" Kazuto Suzuki Professor, Hokkaido University
- March 2020, "The US Security Space Policy --- With a Focus on the Establishment of Two Space Forces" Yasuhito Fukushima Chief Researcher, The National Institute for Defense Studies
- March 2020, "China's Recent Activities in Space and Cyberspace" Bonji Ohara Senior Research Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
- March 2020, "Environmental Security and Japan" Takashi Sekiyama Associate Professor, Kyoto University
- March 2020, "Changes in Global Environment and Security --- US Security Strategy" Hideshi Tokuchi Senior Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
- February 2020, "Cyberspace Security" Motohiro Tsuchiya Professor, Keio University
- February 2020, "Japan's Space and Cyberspace Policy" Yukinari Hirose Former President of the National Institute for Defense Studies
- December 2019, "The US-China Confrontation --- Where Will Hegemony Reside Next?" Akio Takahara Professor, the University of Tokyo
- December 2019, "Challenges Facing the Chinese Economy" Osamu Tanaka Chief Senior Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO
- December 2019, "US Strategic Perception on China: Implications for US Allied Partners" Tsuneo Watanabe Senior Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
- November 2019, "The Xi Jinping Administration's View of the International Order– China's emphasis on United Nations diplomacy and liberal economic policies−" Shin Kawashima, Professor, the University of Tokyo
- November 2019, "The Future of China's Security Strategy" Hideshi Tokuchi, Senior Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
- November 2019, "China --- Its Confidence and Anxiety" Bonji Ohara, Senior Research Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
- August 2019: Several Perspectives on the Korean Peninsula Issue--- The Deteriorating Japan-South Korea Relationship and the Uncertain Denuclearization of North Korea --- By Masahiro Akiyama Chairman, the SSDP
- July 2019, "An Outlook on the Denuclearization of North Korea--- What is the Stance of North Korea?---", Junya Nishino, Professor, Keio University
- July 2019, "An Outlook on the Denuclearization of North Korea --- How will the US move?", Narushige Michishita, Vice President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
- July 2019, "Discussion on Denuclearization of North Korea", SSDP Discussion Meeting on May 8, 2019
- May 2019: "Current Status and Prospects of South Korea and Japan's Frictions over History: How to address the Judicial Problems", Masao Okonogi, Professor Emeritus, Keio University
- May 2019: "South Korea and Japan's Frictions over History" (Comments), Junya Nishino, Professor, Keio University
- May 2019: Japan and South Korea Relationships (Question & Answer)
- March 2019: "The Present State and Prospects of the Indian Economy and Economic Policies" written by Koji Kobayashi, Senior Economist Mizuho Research Institute Ltd.
- March 2019: "The "Modi diplomacy" in the History of Indian diplomacy--- Departure from or maintenance of the traditional diplomacy? ---" written by Toru Ito, The National Defense Academy of Japan
- February 2019: Dynamics of Indian Politics and the 2019 General Elections, written by Chiharu Takenaka, Professor of Rikkyo University
- February 2019: "Cooperative Strategy" to Realize "Competitive Strategy"--- The composite structure of Japan's "Free and Open Indo-Pacific" strategy (vision) ---, written by Matake Kamiya, Professor at The National Defense Academy of Japan
- January 2019:, A paper, "How will the US midterm elections results affect the Trump administration's foreign policy for 2019?" written by Tsuneo Watanabe, Senior Fellow, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
- January 2019:, A paper, "The Present and Future of the International Trade Order" , written by Akihiko Tamura, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
- December 2018: The US-China Competition and Japan, written by Ryo Sahashi, Professor at Kanagawa University
- December 2018: An Outlook for the US-China Trade War―What makes the two economically interdependent superpowers confront each other?―, written by Takashi Sekiyama, Associate professor at Toyo University
- September 2018: Proposal, "The Denuclearization of North Korea and the Restoration of Peace in the Korean Peninsula― Correct Perceptions and Eight Proposals on Japan's North Korea Diplomacy－" edited by the Society of Security and Diplomatic Policy Studies
- September 2018: "The Taiwan Policy of the Xi Jinping Administration in its Second Term: An Outlook on Cross-Strait Relations in the New Era" written by Yasuhiro Matsuda, Professor of the Tokyo University
- July 2018: "The EU States and Russia on North Korea Issues- Expansion of Influence through Diplomacy: Attempts and Limitations -" lectured by Yuichi Hosoya, Professor of Keio University
- "An Assessment of the US-North Korea Summit and an Outlook for the Future of the Korean Peninsula" lectured by Junya Nishino, Professor of Keio University
- "Korean Peninsula Issue and Japan's Future Security Policy" written by Hideshi Tokuchi, Senior Fellow of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
- July 2018: "US North Korea policy affected by personnel changes in the Trump administration" lectured by Tsuneo Watanabe, Senior Fellow of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.
- "China-North Korea relationship under Xi Jinping" lectured by Shin Kawashima, Professor of the Tokyo University.
- "North Korean Denuclearization and Russia" lectured by Nobuo Shimotomai, Professor of the Hosei University.
- March 2018: "The Network Hegemony Theory for a Security Architecture in The Asia Pacific Region" lectured by Masahiro Akiyama, Chairman, the Society of Security and Diplomatic Policy Studies
- January 2018: "A Destabilized Middle East" lectured by Koichiro Tanaka, Professor, Keio University
- December 2017: "Problems in Sino-Japanese Relations, 1992-2042" lectured by Ezra F. Vogel, Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus at Harvard University
- November 2017: "The Future of the Asia-Pacific Region" written by Yoriko Kawaguchi, Fellow, the Meiji Institute for Global Affairs, Former Minister Foreign Affairs
- October 2017: "A New Trend in India's Foreign Policy and Japan" Written by HIROSE,Takako, Professor, Senshu University
- August 2017: "The Shocks that shook the Transatlantic World and their Implication for Japan's Foreign Policy" written by HOSOYA, Yuichi, Professor, Keio University
- August 2017: "Does Economic Interdependence not Encourage Collaboration? ―Thinking Japan-China Relations from an Economic Perspective―" written by Takashi SEKIYAMA, Ph.D., Toyo University
- July 2017: Proposal article "The Trump Administration's Impact on the Cross-Strait Relations" written by Yasuhiro Matsuda, Ph.D.
- June 2017: Proposal article "The outlook for the relationship between two great powers and implications for Japanese diplomacy" written by Professor Shin Kawashima
- May 2017: (Emergency Proposal) Facing the Inconvenient Truth: Re-examining Policy for Peace and Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula (Chief author, Masao Okonogi)
- March 2017: "Economic Influences of the Trump Administration" written by Professor Motoshige Ito
- February, 2017: Proposal article "Trump's Foreign and Security Policy - Unpredictable President, Realistic Secretaries - " written by Mr. Tsuneo Watanabe is posted on the website of SSDP.
- December, 2016: Proposal article "Reconsidering North Korea Policy: How to Deal with a Nuclear Armed Divided States" written by Professor Masao Okonogi is posted on the website of SSDP.
- March 2022, A remembrance seminar "Remembering Professor Ezra Vogel" held on January 17, 2022
- March 2021, Japan-ROK Parliamentary Dialogue -Japan-ROK Cooperation in the Era of US-China Competition- held on March 11, 2021
- December 2020: The report of the Japan-ROK Future Dialogue held on November 21 to discuss "Japan-ROK Cooperation in the Post-Covid-19 Era
- October 2020: "Responses to COVID-19 and Agendas for the Post-COVID-19 Era", A Brief Overview of the Japan-Korea Experts Dialogue held on July 29,30, 2020
- October 2020: "The China-Taiwan Confrontation over Corona Response and Taiwan's Security" written by Makoto Ogata, Former Chief of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association in Taipei
- May 2020: "Rivalries in the Middle East in New Security Dynamics", Written by Sayed Ghoneim, Major General (retired) of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Chairman, Institute for Global Security & Defence Affairs
- March 2020: The Japan-South Korea Relationship in a Cul-de-Sac--- Where is an Exit ? Masao Okonogi Professor Emeritus, Keio Universit
- December 2019: The Hong Kong Upheaval and the Future of Cross-Straits Relations－The 2019 Japan-Taiwan Strategic Dialogue Report OGATA, Makoto Former Chief of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association in Taipei
- August 2019: Report; 2019 FUTURE CONSENSUS DIALOGUE --Sustainable Prosperity and Future of Korea-U.S.-Japan Cooperation-- By Future Consensus Institute (Yeosijae)
- June 2019: Report on India – Japan Security Dialogue 2019 by Ms. Vindu Mai Chotani, Ph.D Student, The University of Tokyo
June 2019: Four papers on Japan-India Cooperation submitted to India-Japan Security Dialogue 2019
Japan's Rationale for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision
Tsuneo Watanabe, Senior Fellow, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
The Significance and Possibilities of India-Japan Cooperation in the Concept of the Indo-Pacific
Toru ITO Associate Professor, National Defense Academy of Japan
Japan-India Defense Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Context - Operationalizing the Security Aspect of the Indo-Pacific Vision –
Hideshi Tokuchi, Senior Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
India-US-Japan Defense Cooperation: What's next?
Dr. Satoru Nagao, Hudson Institute
- Japan's Rationale for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision
- November 2018: "The Present State of the Japanese Economy and Policy Issues" lectured by Motoshige Itoh, Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo.
- November 2018: "Expanding Social Security Expenses and Fiscal Reforms" lectured by Kazumasa Oguro, Professor at Hosei University.
- September 2018: "Taiwan Identity and Cross-Strait Relations and Trump's Taiwan Policy and the Future of Taiwan-US Relations-Discussion at The Second Japan-Taiwan Strategic Dialogue (June 21, 2018, Taipei)-" written by OGATA, Makoto
- September 2018: "Japan-Taiwan Dialogue 2018 Minutes", 21st June 2018, Taipei, Taiwan.
- July 2018: Report on The Second Japan – Philippines Strategic Dialogue prepared by Ms. Vindu Mai Chotani, Ph.D. Student, Graduate School of Public Policy, Tokyo University.
- May 2018: "Civilian Control "at Crisis"? – Perhaps Not, for the Case of the Field Sit-reps from SDF's South Sudan Mission" reported by Ippeita Nishida, Research Fellow, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
- January 2018: "Fukushima, Genki？Project－Young Taiwanese volunteers introduce the facts on Fukushima's revival through documentary films－" reported by OGATA, Makoto, Former Chief of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association in Taipei
- December 2017: "Commemorating a Quarter Century of Dispatches of the JSDF's PKO Units: Challenges and Possibilities in the Post South Sudan" written by Takayuki Shoji, Lecturer, Nihon University
- November 2017: "19th CCP National Congress" written by Mr. Bonji Ohara, Senior Research Fellow, the Sasakawa Peace Fondation
- October 2017: "What is Japan's Role in the Indo-China border conflict?" written by Dr. NGAO,Satoru, Research Fellow, Institute for Future Engineering
- July 2017: "Overview of the Current Situation in Taiwan-" the Naturally Independent Generation" will affect the Taiwan"s politics-" written by Makoto Ogata MGE.(Ret.)
- June 2017: "Japan-U.S. Economic Dialogue" written by Mr.Takaaki Asano
- March 2017: "The Japan-Philippines Strategic Dialogue" written by Mr. Hideshi Tokuchi
- February, 2017: Current topic "The Importance of Japan's Security Role Under Trump" written by Dr. Satoru Nagao is posted on the SSDP website.
- December, 2016: Current topic "Widening Security Task: Will SDF do the Job?" written by Mr. Ippeita Nishida is posted on the SSDP website.
- October 2022, Research Jounal "Security Studies (vol 4 no 3)" - Xi Jinping's China - Politics, Economy, Society and Diplomacy - was published.
- Jun 2022, Research Jounal "Security Studies (vol 4 no 2)" -The Russia-Ukraine War and Its Global Impact- was published.
- March 2022, Research Jounal "Security Studies (vol 4 no 1)"-What is Economic Security?- was published.
- December 2021, Research Jounal "Security Studies (vol 3 no 4)"-Korean Peninsula Situation- was published.
- September 2021, A research journal "Security Studies vol03 no03" -Asia's Security II- (English edition)
- June 2021, A research journal "Security Studies vol03 no02" -Asia's Security I- (English edition)
- March 2021: Research journal "Security Studies (vol3 no1) "- US Foreign Policy in the Biden Administration / The 2020 US Presidential Election and American Democracy -(English edition)
- December 2020: A research journal "Security Studies (vol2 no4) "- Normalize Japan-South Korea Relations trough Dialogues -(English edition)
- September 2020: A research journal "Security Studies (vol2 no3) "-The Novel Coronavirus and Security-(English edition)
- July 2020: A research journal "Security Studies (vol2 no2) - Middle East Situation and Japan's Security - " (English edition) was published
- May 2020: A research journal "Security Studies (vol2 no1) - Cyber, Space, Environment and Security - " March 2020 (English edition)
- February 2020, "A research journal "Security Studies (vol1 no4) " (English edition)"
- September 2019: A research journal "Security Studies (vol1 no3) " (English edition)
- August 2019: Korea-Japan Joint Seminar: FUTURE CONSENSUS DIALOGUE
- April 2019: "Security Studies (vol1 no2) April 2019"
- March 2019: A research journal "Security Studies vol1 no01" just published
- February 2019: The Denuclearization of North Korea and the Takeshima Issue
- December 2018: Former Vice Defense Minister Masahiro Akiyama's Memoirs (An Ad)
- November 2018: Participation in the Future Consensus Forum held in Beijing
- September 2018: "2018 Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue" reported by Masahiro Akiyama
- 2017 December: "The Butterfly Project-A possibility of showing a solution to the North Korea problem-"
- October 2017: Campaign on the problems with North Korea
- August 2017: A New Containment Policy Strategy
- June 2017: Korean peninsla
- March 2017: President Duterte
- February, 2017: Kazakhstan
- November, 2016: Participated in Astana Club 2016 held in Kazakhstan on November 14- 16, 2016.