Visit by National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) Japan
20 Feb 2020
ISIS Malaysia hosted a visit from Mr Yoshihide Matsuura, Head of the Asia and Africa Division, and Mr Hiroto Sawada, a Research Fellow, from the National Institute for Defense Studies, a component within Japan’s Ministry of Defence. The visit centered on an exchange of views on regional security issues of mutual interest. These included developments in the South China Sea, ASEAN regionalism, ethnic relations and social stability in Malaysia, extremist inspired violence and ideologies in Malaysia and the evolution of Malaysia’s foreign and security priorities.