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Human Security in Japan: Refocusing on Human Security after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Yongmin Kim 1

1한국외국어대학교

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ABSTRACT

After the Great East Japan Earthquake, there has been a refocusing movement on human security in Japan. The complex crisis of 3.11 was a new kind of disaster, which was very difficult to respond to using traditional security concepts. Japan, who looks upon themselves as a precursor of human security, faces many difficult problems, such as reconstruction work after the earthquake, energy security, antagonisms toward multi-cultural society and foreigners, food security and maintaining structures for social welfare despite the huge expenses of reconstruction. These kinds of problems are very important for Japan, but also important for nearby Northeast Asian countries, and they cannot be solved by using a single country’s solution. From now on, we need to discuss about having freedom from fear in Northeast Asia, and this is the main reason why human security has to be refocused

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