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

Luis Simon
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Elcano Royal Institute
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
International Affairs
Political Geography
Global Focus