The role of the U.S.-Japan alliance in the construction of the East Asian community
|Leader||Toru Oga (Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Kyushu University)|
|Researcher||Yoneyuki Sugita (Osaka University), Eiichi Sakai (Kansai University of Foreign Studies), Mike Mochizuki (George Washington University)、Randall Schweller（Ohio State University）、Charles Walden（University of Pennsilvania）、Muthiah Alagappa (East-West Center)、 Xiaoming Zhang (Peking University)、Yinhong Shi (Renmin University), Jin Young Kim (Pusan National University)|
|Term||July 2012 － March 2013|
The aim of the research proposal is to examine the role of the U.S.-Japan alliance in the comprehensive security of East Asia by reviewing the related fields of traditional and non-traditional security studies, including human security, economic security, and energy security, and the future prospects for U.S.-Japan relations. Although there has already been a huge amount of existing literature written about non-traditional security in general and human security in particular, it does not focus on the relationship between traditional and non-traditional security in terms of U.S.-Japan relations and the East Asian community.