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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: C-24
Territorialization of the Sea: Pacific Islands Countries in the Pacific "Security" Policy


This project examines the broad range of security issues in the Pacific Region, including resource management and maritime order, as well as the measures for tackling climate changes and natural disasters, with a focus on the correlations between the growing concern of donor countries, including ANZUS (Australia, New Zealand, and USA) and China, and the vulnerability of the Pacific Island Countries (PICs).


April 2013 - March 2015

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] KUROSAKI Takehiro (Deputy Director, International Organization Pacific Islands Center)
[ Co-researchers ] IMAIZUMI Shinya
MIMURA Satoru (Researcher, Fukushima Future Center for Regional Revitalization)
HOSOI Yoshitaka (Resource Development Adviser, JICA)
HIGAHI Yutaka (Professor, Faculty of Education, University of KinDAI Himeji)
SEGAWA Noriyuki (Associate Professor, Osaka Gakuin University)