REUTERS/Koji Sasahara - (L-R) Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, Laos' Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Myanmar President Thein Sein, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, join hands for a group photo, prior to the 7th Mekong-Japan Summit meeting in Tokyo, Japan, July 4, 2015.
Japan’s proactive contribution to peace: What it means in development
July 27, 2015
On July 27, the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies hosted Dr. Akihiko Tanaka, president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), for a presentation on Japan’s diplomacy and international development aid strategy under the Abe administration, specifically looking at overseas development aid as a tool in making proactive contributions to peace. Following Dr. Tanaka’s presentation, David Dollar, senior fellow with the Brookings John L. Thornton China Center, offered comments before the floor was opened to questions from the audience.