CIC Saskatoon: Japan’s Relations with North Korea and its Implications on Japanese National Security

Room 143, Arts Building 9 Campus Drive, Saskatoon

This talk provides a historical overview of Japan-North Korea interactions on both the social and political levels, highlighting the fact that North Korea-related issues have been embedded in Japanese domestic politics throughout the postwar period. This historical trajectory has led to the current Japanese reaction to North Korean security threats, and the unlikeliness of improved bilateral relations in the foreseeable future.