Céline Pajon is a researcher and Japan specialist at Ifri Centre for Asian Studies, where she analyses the evolution of Japanese foreign and defence policy, as well as following the major debates of Japanese political life. Her research also covers the international relations and geostrategy of the Asia Pacific region.
She is Associate Researcher at the Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS) in Tokyo and has conducted several research trips there in recent years. In 2016, she was a visiting researcher at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA).
Her latest publications include ‘Japan’s Security Policy in Africa: The Dawn of a Strategic Approach?’, Asia.Visions, n° 93, Ifri, May 2017; ‘Japan’s Coast Guard and Maritime Self-Defense Force in the East China Sea : Can a Black-and-White System Adapt to a Gray-Zone Reality ?’, Asia Policy, n° 23, January 2017, pp. 111-130; and ‘Japan and its alliance with the US: Structure, Dynamics, Evolution to 2030’, Études de l’Ifri, May 2016.
A report on the limits of Japan-Russia rapprochement will be published in the coming months in the Russia.Nei.Visions collection on Ifri’s website.