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Indonesia in Tokyo’s Changing Regional Outlook

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  • October 27, 2020

    Research Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Jagannath Panda's article ‘Indonesia in Tokyo's Changing Regional Outlook’ has been published in Japan Forward on October 27, 2020.

    The article argues that Tokyo’s changing priorities amid a new, severe security environment have rendered Indonesia a central place in Japan’s geopolitical calculus, as evidenced by its selection in Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s first trip abroad. Notably, Indonesia was also part of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s maiden foreign tour during his second term. Suga’s visit thus marked a continuation, if not renewal, of Abe’s focus on Jakarta.

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