Ōba Mie
  • Ōba Mie 
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Professor, Tokyo University of Science. Specializes in international relations with a focus on regionalism and regional integration in Asia. Received her PhD in international relations from the University of Tokyo. Has served as an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo, visiting fellow at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), and academic associate in the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University. Her works include Jūsōteki chiiki to shite no Ajia (Asia as a Multilayered Region) and Ajia Taiheiyō chiiki keisei e no dōtei (The Path to Asia-Pacific Region Building).
Japan-ASEAN Cooperation: A Central Element of East Asia’s Regional Architecture2017.09.01

Japan’s ties with ASEAN over the past 40-plus years have been through various changes and have been affected by the major growth of China’s presence in the region. But Japan continues to be a key partner for the association and its members. Formerly focused on economic affairs, Japan-ASEAN cooperation now extends to the political and security spheres as well.
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Japan Should Consider Joining China’s New Development Bank2015.06.10

Though it decided not to become a founding member of the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Japan, as a responsible major country, should consider joining the new institution to foster its operation as a regional development institution.
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