The Indo-Pacific region is facing big demographic changes. By 2050 the populations of China, Japan, and Russia (three of the region’s most powerful militaries) will shrink by 100 million while the population of Asia as a whole will increase by over 700 million, 260 million in India alone. Thus, whereas Japan, South Korea, and China are ageing rapidly, other nations in the Indo-Pacific region are facing youth bulges. Today, Japan’s military is the most powerful it has been in a long time. Demographic change is balanced by other developments, including novel security threats and technological solutions and shifts in society and political systems that allow for adaption. Join Andrew Oros and Ellis Krauss as they discuss how these trends combine, and what they mean for the United States’ interests in the region.
• Andrew L. Oros, Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Washington College
• Ellis S. Krauss, Professor Emeritus, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy
This Japan Zoominar @ UC San Diego is organized by the Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology (JFIT) at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. For more information on JFIT activities, as well as recordings of previous Japan Zoominars, please visit jfit.ucsd.edu.