YAMAZAKI Amane is a Research Fellow at Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU), and a former Research Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA). He received his M.A. in International Politics from AGU, and expects to earn his PhD in International Politics in Spring 2020. His main research fields are Chinese diplomacy, security issues in the Indo-Pacific region, and international relations theory.
Introduction: Japan and the United States Promote an “Indo-Pacific Strategy” In June 2019, the U.S. Department of Defense issued a major new policy document, the Indo-Pacific Strategy Report, which asserted