The aim of this paper is to examine the current state of the EU-Japan security relationship from the perspective of Japan’s legal framework. While the typical partner both for the EU and Japan is the US and it can be said that “the prospect of a Japan- EU security alliance may seem about meaningful as a relationship between a bald and comb”, as said Midford P., By Land and by Sea. Furthermore, EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement prescribes that they cooperate in the security field.
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Fumi YOSHIMOTO is a PhD student in Hitotsubashi University in Japan. She is carrying out the research on the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) by analysing the influences of the judgments of Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) on the actors concerned and the following cases. She got the Bachelor’s degree in Law from Kyushu University in Japan, the Master’s degree in international law from Kyushu University and the Master’s degree in European Studies from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. Her work: ‘Communitarisation of CFSP?: Expansion of the Role of the European Parliament and CJEUʼs Jurisdiction (Case C-658/11, European Parliament v Council of the European Union, ECLI:EU:C: 2014:2025 (24 June2014, CJEU (Grand Chamber))’, The Hitotsubashi Journal of Law and International Studies 18, no. 2 (2019): 413-429 (in Japanese).
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