CIGS Diplomacy & Security TV: Diplomacy to Defend Democracy

On July 26, 2022, Professor Maiko Ichihara appeared on the Diplomacy & Security TV produced by the Canon Institute for Global Studies. The professor explained the definition of democracy in addition to the retreat of democratic states in recent years and warned the expansion of a distorted discourse on democracy that does not encompass civil and political rights. She noted that China and Russia have been exerting to discourse construction and information warfare behind this expansion. In addition, Professor Ichihara explained the process by which Japan’s democracy diplomacy has developed and discussed possible future prospects.