NIAS Wednesday Discussion: “Japanese Realpolitik: Nuclear Politics in South Asia” by Prakash Panneerselvam, Lecture hall, 0930 hrs

NIAS Wednesday Discussion

Topic:  “Japanese Realpolitik: Nuclear Politics in South Asia”


Speaker: Prakash Panneerselvam

Post-Doctoral Associate, ISSSP, NIAS    


Chairperson: Arun Vishwanathan

Assistant Professor, ISSSP, NIAS 

Date: 9th November, 2016
Time: 9.30 am

Venue: Lecture Hall, NIAS

All are cordially invited

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Abstract: Japan is the only nation to have suffered nuclear bombing. As the consequence of this nuclear bombing, Japan adopted a nuclear policy based on “Three Non-Nuclear Principles” - popularly known as “non-possession, non-production and non-introduction.” At a later period, Japan formulated its national and foreign policy in which nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation issues occupied a key position and since then, Japan has been actively involved in disarmament and non-proliferation regime across the globe to eliminate nuclear weapons. At the same time, Japan was in the process of framing its policy towards South Asia and had found disarmament and non-proliferation as ideal issues for Tokyo’s political involvement in the region. The paper will further discuss how Japan reoriented its policy priority in the post-1998 nuclear weapon test in South Asia to safeguard its interest.

About the Speaker: Prakash Pannerselvam is a Post-Doctoral Associate with the International Strategic & Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), NIAS.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016