Peacebuilding and the ‘Human Securitization’ of Japan’s Foreign Aid

  • Pedro Amakasu Raposo Carvalho
  • David M. Potter
Part of the Rethinking International Development Series book series (RID)


This chapter analyses the evolution of Japan’s international security cooperation since the 1990s, based on the expansion of a security perspective within the official development assistance (ODA) programme and the parallel dispatch of the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) overseas. It asks why the securitization of aid in Japan occurred the way it did and how security thinking has affected aid allocations. It assesses whether the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have used this new security thinking to expand aid activities and secure budgetary resources.


Liberal Democratic Party Human Security Fragile State Japanese Foreign Policy Japanese Public Opinion 
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