This interview with Tristan Grunow for the HokkaidÅ 150 podcast “[R]eviews international relations between Canada, Japan, and Northeast Asia from the perspective of Indigenous issues. We discuss Ainu-related ties between Canada and Japan, the Ainu perspective of diplomatic disputes between Japan and Russia, Ainu relations with minority groups in China, and issues arising from the recent bill recognizing Ainu as Indigenous” https://hokkaido150.transistor.fm/11
Other episodes of the HokkaidÅ 150 podcast can be found here: https://hokkaido150.transistor.fm/episodes
The related Meiji 150 podcast can be found here: https://meijiat150.arts.ubc.ca/podcast/
Non-central governments in Canada have become increasingly active on the world stage, most notably in the Asia Pacific region. The scholarly works on Canadaâ€™s foreign policy in Asia tend to focus either on the federal government as the main actor, or on the â€œother diplomaciesâ€ of non-governmental actors; little attention has been paid to the increasing role of non-central governments in Asia. This article, therefore, contributes to the discussion by documenting and evaluating Canadian provincesâ€™ international activities in the Asia Pacific. It also situates these activities within Canadaâ€™s foreign policy in the region, and assesses how important provinces have become in Canadaâ€“Asia relations. This paper first reviews the literature on non-central governments and foreign policy to expose the key forces pushing and pulling Canadian provinces to be increasingly active internationally. It then details the provincesâ€™ international activities in Asia, and locates them within Canadaâ€™s foreign policy in the region. Click here for the full length article: â€œCanadian Provinces and Foreign Policy in Asia.â€Â International Journal Vol.73, No.3 (2018): 429-448. Co-author with Charles Labrecque.