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Mireya Solís will discuss key findings from her latest book, Japan’s Quiet Leadership, which provides a sweeping look at Japan’s domestic economic and political evolution, its economic statecraft, and the array of geopolitical challenges that have triggered a gradual but substantial shift in the country’s security profile. Japan’s trajectory over the last three decades underscores Japan’s hidden strengths in its democratic resilience, social stability, and proactive diplomacy while reckoning with the profound challenges of depopulation, rising inequality, voter disengagement, and threats to Asia’s long peace. Solís will outline the profound currents of change coursing through the Japanese polity and its external environment; and the myriad ways in which Japan’s experience has become more relevant to countries coping with slow growth, adverse demographics, adjustment to economic globalization, and the emergence of a powerful and assertive China.


Conversation moderated by Prof. Gene Park (Loyola Marymount University) 




Mireya Solís is Director of the Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP), Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies, and senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. Prior to her arrival at Brookings, Dr. Solís was a tenured associate professor at American University’s School of International Service. 


This event is co-sponsored by the USC Center for International Studies

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