1st Edition

EU-Japan Security Cooperation Trends and Prospects

Edited By Emil J. Kirchner, Han Dorussen Copyright 2019
    222 Pages
    by Routledge

    246 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book assesses EU-Japan security relations, examining how they have developed in individual security sectors and how they could be affected by international developments.

    The conclusions of the Economic Partnership Agreement and the Strategic Partnership Agreement in 2017 demonstrate the steady growth in EU-Japan political relations. Since the 1990s, dialogues between the EU and Japan have benefitted from extensive trade and investment ties and shared liberal values. Based on collaborative research by European and Japanese scholars, this book provides an in-depth, systematic and comparative analysis of the extent to which the EU and Japan have achieved concrete actions in the pursuance of security cooperation across a range of key areas such as nuclear proliferation, regional security, international terrorism, and energy and climate security. Further, it seeks to explain why some security sectors (such as economic and cybersecurity) have resulted in more extensive EU-Japan cooperation, while others lag behind (such as military and regional security). Common declarations and actions of shared interest and concerns have often led to only modest levels of security collaboration, and the book highlights factors that may be seen as intervening between intention and action, such as the role of external actors, for instance China and the US, and the constraints of internal EU and domestic Japanese politics.

    This book will be of much interest to students of European security, Japanese politics, diplomacy studies and international relations.

     1. EU-Japan Security Cooperation in Context Emil Kirchner

    2. Regional Security Thomas Diez and Jun Tsubouchi

    3. EU-Japan Military Relations Hiroyasu Akutsu and Simon Duke

    4. Non-Proliferation Nicola Casarini and Michito Tsuruoka

    5. The EU and Japan in the Fight against Terrorism and Organised Crime Raphael Bossong and Sarah Bothe

    6. EU and Japanese Climate and Energy Security Policy Katja Biedenkopf and Hiroshi Ohta

    7. Human Security: More Potential for Cooperation? Sebastian Harnisch and Ken Masujima

    8. Civil Protection: Enhancing Resilience through Collaboration Han Dorussen, Daisuke Madokoro and Atsushi Tago

    9. EU-Japan Cybersecurity Cooperation George Christou and Yoko Nitta

    10. The Economic Security Dimension in EU-Japan Relations Thomas Christiansen, Jean-Christophe Defraigne and Hiromasa Kubo

    11. The EU-Japan Security Dialogue and Migration: a Search for Common Ground Harlan Koff, Jun’ichi Akashi and Midori Okabe

    12. New Horizons in EU-Japan Security Cooperation? Emil Kirchner and Han Dorussen


    Emil Kirchner is Jean Monnet Chair and Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Essex, UK. He is Advisory Editor of the Journal of European Integration, holder of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, and a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences.

    Han Dorussen is Professor of Government at the University of Essex, UK. He is a Board Member of the Network of European Peace Scientists, Associate Editor for the Journal of  Peace Research, International Affiliate of the European Centre of Peace Science, Integration and  Cooperation, and a member of the
    Michael Nicholson Centre of Conflict and Cooperation.

    "Overall, this edited book is useful not only for practitioners of EU-Japan policy cooperation, but also for strategic thinkers. It will be of interest for all those who are wondering how to maintain the current international liberal order, being eroded by current trends such as rise of China, the resurgence of militant Russia and an inwardlooking United States." Tsuneo Watanabe, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

    "Theoretically innovative and rigorously researched, this high-quality edited collection is a must-read for anyone with an interest and expertise in EU-Japan relations. The accessible style also makes it a valuable source of information for the wider public." Elena Atanassova-Cornelis, East Asia University of Antwerp, Belgium, & Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium