Natural partners? Europe, Japan and security in the Indo-Pacific

Author
Luis Simon
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
Elcano Royal Institute
Abstract
Europeans and Japanese are often described as ‘natural’ partners. As liberal democracies, market economies and close allies of the US, they have similar world views and share many interests. They also have a long history of cooperation, whose foundations go back to Japan’s embracing of modernisation and industrialisation in the late 19th century along European lines
Topic
International Affairs
Political Geography
Global Focus