Special Presentation by Professor HOSOYA Yuichi at JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles

Keio University Professor of International Politics HOSOYA Yuichi visited Southern California as part of a U.S. lecture tour in January. He ended the tour at JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles with a special presentation entitled “Japan’s Indo-Pacific Strategy in the Emerging U.S.-China Rivalry,” which was co-presented by the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles and JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles. Professor Hosoya spoke on Japan’s foreign policy in relation to the U.S. and China with a focus on the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy.

Professor Hosoya discussed Japan’s leading role in creating FOIP which has been transformed to try to accommodate China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Professor Hosoya argued that Japan’s FOIP can be a bridge in the U.S.-China relations. Noting FOIP’s three pillars: the rule of law (freedom of navigation), promotion of prosperity, and capacity building, Professor Hosoya also argued that Los Angeles will benefit from FOIP, being at the “eastern end” of the FOIP region.

The special presentation was open to the public and attended by about 60 audience members, including scholars, university students and business and media personnel.

Keio University Professor HOSOYA Yuichi
Q&A with Audience Reception