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Japan Entering a New Era: A Tea and Talk with Dr. Oros

  • Students and faculty arrive to hear from Dr. Oros
    Students and faculty arrive to hear from Dr. Oros
  • Dr. Hall introduces Dr. Oros
    Dr. Hall introduces Dr. Oros
  • Dr. Oros begins his talk
    Dr. Oros begins his talk
  • Oros shares some opinions from his Japanese colleagues
    Oros shares some opinions from his Japanese colleagues
  • Oros discusses the themes in his most recent book, Japan’s Security Renaissance
    Oros discusses the themes in his most recent book, Japan’s Security Renaissance
  • Some background on Japan’s security politics
    Some background on Japan’s security politics
  • Dr. Oros urges students to study abroad if they haven’t already, and takes a few questions

    Dr. Oros urges students to study abroad if they haven’t already, and takes a few questions

  • Copies of Dr. Oros’ book were for sale at the Lit. House after the talk

    Copies of Dr. Oros’ book were for sale at the Lit. House after the talk

Location: Rose O’Neill Literary House

February 11, 2019

On Monday, February 11, The Rose O’Neill Literary House hosted a tea and talk with Dr. Andrew Oros, the Director of Washington College’s international studies program. He previously served as an invited research fellow at Tokyo’s National Institute for Defense Studies, and was a keynote speaker at an international policy seminar held at Japan’s national library.

During the talk, Dr. Oros discussed his most recent book, titled:Japan’s Security Renaissance. The book involves coming to terms with the past and how Japan has been adapting to the world’s new balance of power. Oros talked about how these issues are still relevant today, as Japan is about to enter a new era marked by a new prince, Naruhito, taking the throne after his father Akihito abdicates. “Japan’s security politics have always been very political and actively debated,” said Oros, as Japan now plays a larger role in Eastern Asian politics. The talk took place on the same day as the National Foundation Day in Japan, which celebrates Japan’s first emperor taking the throne in 880 B.C.E. Dr. Oros ended the talk by answering some questions from the crowd.


Last modified on Feb. 15th at 2:18pm by Nick Blake.