Democracy and Human Rights Program
Global Views of Biden’s Democracy Summit
DateDec. 6, 2021
BibliographyCarnegie Endowment for International Peace
AuthorBROWN Frances Z., ICHIHARA Maiko; et al.
Summary In the Japan section, the author states that the Democracy Summit is coherent with the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) vision that the administration has been pushing for. Nevertheless, the invitation is sensitive as Tokyo had been advocating for a more inclusive approach, because it aims at consolidating cooperation in the region. The author recommends that the initiative should be followed up by regional meetings in which Japan can reach other nations, even if they weren’t invited.