3３.慶應SFC 総合政策学部 神保謙 教授
- Professor Ken Jimbo
Introduction of the discussion
In recent years, geopolitical risks are increasing day by day in Japan that has neighboring countries that do not have the minimum diplomatic protocols and common sense of international justice.
In particular, China, which has expressed its intention to advance into the ocean and is also taking action, has repeatedly breached its territorial waters in the waters around the Senkaku Islands.
Therefore, in order to protect national sovereignty and national interests, it is important to take measures necessary for risk management, including legislation, assuming that the situation further escalates, whether intentionally or accidentally.
Finding the problem
To what extent can the current legal foundation withstand actual operation?
In Japan’s security policy, when the maritime gray zone situation occurs, the police right mainly from the Japan Coast Guard responds first, and if the security cannot be secured, the SDF exercises the right to self-defense. It has become a rule to take dispatch and maritime guard actions.
However, the problem is how seamlessly the activities can be handed over from the Japan Coast Guard to the Self Defense Forces. In fact, there is a “gap” in the division of roles between the Japan Coast Guard and the JMSDF, and it can be said that it is not seamless.
If this legal deficiency is neglected, in the worst case, the risk remains that the sovereignty of Japan will be infringed and cause a serious situation that will damage the national interests.
Therefore, I would like to propose a specific security policy to fill in the “gap” that remain in the new security legislation by studying with Professor Ken Jimbo, who specializes in international security theory.
Examining the conclusion
By studying with Professor Ken Jimbo, who specializes in international security theory, I am sure that I could obtain various perspectives regarding my research and it would open up new horizons for me.
Therefore, I believe that Keio University’s Faculty of Policy Management is the most suitable place for pursuing my research and social contributions, and I am aspiring to enter your school and study in your laboratory.