HONOLULU — Dr. David Fouse, APCSS assistant professor, and Dr. Yoichiro Sato, APCSS associate professor, have published a new paper entitled “Enhancing Basic Governance: Japan’s Comprehensive Counterterrorism Assistance to Southeast Asia.”

According to the paper, “Japan’s support for counterterrorism in Southeast Asia (SEA) partly reflects its commitment to the U.S.-Japan alliance, but is also part of a wider strategy for enhancing its political and security role in the region.”

The paper also reviews Japan’s focus to develop a comprehensive set of initiatives aimed at enhancing SEA countries’ basic governance capabilities in areas such as law enforcement, export control, money laundering, anti-piracy, air and sea port security, immigration control and proliferation of WMD.

“Enhancing Basic Governance: Japan’s Comprehensive Counterterrorism Assistance to Southeast Asia”” is available at: www.apcss.org (click on publications)

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