NATO World Views: Michito Tsuruoka on NATO-Japan Relations
In this episode of NATO World Views, Bruno Medroa, who works on GMF's Foreign and Security Policy Program, interviews Michito Tsuruoka, senior research fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS). Tsuruoka weighs in on the potential security and political benefits behind a Japanese partnership with NATO. Tsuruoka analyzes the benefits for both Japan and NATO in this context, and provides concrete examples of shared values between Japan and the United States. The interview concludes with Tsuruoka's views on the future of Japan-NATO relations and cooperation between advanced democracies.
In today’s changing geopolitical environment NATO needs worldwide partners and cooperation to perform its security tasks. The German Marshall Fund of the United States, in cooperation with the United States Mission to NATO, therefore will conduct podcast-conversations with experts in its global networks with the aim to strengthen understanding on NATO’s global perspectives. The NATO World Views series will feature experts from non-NATO member states, highlighting experts’ view on how NATO can add value to the security objectives of their countries, and how their countries can add value to the objectives of NATO.