21: Japan’s Domestic Politics, International Relations and Historical Comparisons

21: Japan’s Domestic Politics, International Relations and Historical Comparisons

Podcast

21: Japan’s Domestic Politics, International Relations and Historical Comparisons

In this episode, Jacob speaks with Stephen Nagy, a Senior Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the International Christian University of Tokyo and a distinguished fellow of Canada’s Asia Pacific Foundation about Japan’s history, international relations, and geopolitical future. 
 
Timestamps: 
 
00:00 Intro 
04:40  Will Japan act more independently of the US?
10:39 Comparing Japan in the 20th century to Japan today
17:01 Domestic Japanese politics and Shinzo Abe’s legacy
29:00 Japan’s view of the region
35:40 Japan-South Korea relations
42:20 Stephen’s favorite Japanese food dish

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