JIIA Forum /

JIIA regularly organizes important symposiums and forums and a variety of international conferences and other meetings that significantly contribute to enhancing public awareness on international affairs and developing global networks and collaboration. Distinguished speakers from around the world are invited to these symposiums/forums to speak on current international affairs and Japanese foreign policy and to offer the public their insights on issues.

JIIA Forum / Symposium

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Theme: ”Beyond 50: Japan-ASEAN Cooperation after the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN”
Speaker: Amb. Bilahari Kausikan, Ambassador-at-Large, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
(*This forum is governed by the Chatham House Rule.)
JIIA Open Symposium "Rethinking Anti-Globalism in a World Facing Populism and Crises in the Middle East"(Part I) (2018-02-05)
Opening Remarks:
Amb. Yoshiji NOGAMI (President, The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA))
Keynote Speech:
Mr. Nobuo INABA (Director and Chairman of the Board of Ricoh Co., Ltd / Senior Counselor, Ricoh Institute of Sustainability and Business / Group Leader for Global Economy Research Group )
Session 1: “Advanced Economies Shaken by Populism”
Moderator: Dr. Masahiro KAWAI (Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo / Representative Director and Director General, Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia, ERINA)
Report (1) Mr. Akihiko YASUI (Head, Research Department-Europe and the Americas, Mizuho Research Institute Ltd.)
“Globalization and US Politics”
Report (2) Dr. Keiichi UMADA (Professor Emeritus, Kyorin University)
“Asia’s Unsettled Trade Order and Japan’s Trade Strategy: How Can the Trump Administration’s Recklessness Be Stopped?”
Report (3) Dr. Shintaro NAMIOKA (Associate Professor, Meijigakuin University)
“Islam and Terrorism: The Radicalization of French Muslims”
Report (4) Dr. Toshiaki TACHIBANAKI (Visiting Professor, Kyoto Women's University and Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
“Populism and the Economy”
*This Symposium is conducted by the Chatham House Rule.
JIIA Open Symposium "Rethinking Anti-Globalism in a World Facing Populism and Crises in the Middle East"(Part II) (2018-02-05)
Session 2: “Global Risks Emanating from the Middle East”
Moderator:Dr Ryoji TATEYAMA (Professor Emeritus, National Defense Academy / Group Leader for Global Risk Research Group)
Report (1) Dr. Ryoji TATEYAMA (Professor Emeritus, National Defense Academy)
“The Deepening Middle East Crisis: The Power Game Being Played over ‘Post-Civil War Syria’”
Report (2) Dr. Mari NUKII (Research Fellow, JIIA)
“The Risks Posed by the Anti-Iran Coalition”
Report (3) Dr. Shigeto KONDO (Research Fellow, JIME Center, The Institute of Energy Economics Japan, IEEJ)
“Saudi Arabia: Rapidly Changing Domestic Situation and Its Aggressive Regional Policies”
Closing Remarks:
Mr. Koichi AI (Director-General (Acting), JIIA)
*This Symposium is conducted by the Chatham House Rule.
Theme: "The Changing Landscape of the Middle East –the digital terrorism and hate-"
Speaker: Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center

Japan-Germany Security Dialogue "Dealing with an Unstable World Order - Possibilities of Germany-Japan Cooperation" (2017-11-14)
Opening Remarks:
  Amb. Yoshiji NOGAMI, President, JIIA
  Dr. Hans Carl von Werthern, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Japan
  Akira Muto (Cabinet Councillor, National Security Secretariat, Cabinet Secretariat)
  Matthias Nass(Chief International Correspondent, Die Zeit; Co-Chair of the Japanese-German Forum)
  Hiroyuki Akita (Commentator, Editorial Bureau, NIKKEI Inc.)
  Petra Sigmund (Regional Director forEast Asia, Southeast Asia and Pacific, Federal Foreign Office, Germany)
Moderator: Amb. Yoshiji Nogami
Closing Remarks:
  Thomas Awwe, Director, Konrad Adenauer Foundation Tokyo
  Hiroshi Kawamura, Deputy Director-General, European Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
*The language is German.
Theme: “U.S Foreign Policy in the New Era: An American Jewish Perspective”
Speaker: Mr. David Harris ,Chief Executive Officer, American Jewish Committee (AJC)

Theme: "America Alone – Donald Trump and the End of the Liberal World Order"
Amb. Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Dr. James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Theme:“The Role of the ICJ in the Promotion of the Rule of Law”
Speaker: H.E. Ronny Abraham, President, International Court of Justice
(co-organized by JIIA/The Ministry of Foreign Affairs/The International Law Association, Japan Branch)
Welcome Remarks
  Mr. Koichi AI, Director General (Acting), JIIA
Opening Remarks
  Mr. Masahiro MIKAMI, Director General, International Legal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  H. E. Shunji YANAI, Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea/ President, International Law Association Japan Branch
  H. E. Ronny ABRAHAM, President, International Court of Justice
  Prof. Yuji IWASAWA, University of Tokyo
Q and A
Japan-France Symposium "The New French Administration and the Potential for Cooperation between Japan and France" (2017-07-07)
Opening Remarks:
  Amb. Yoshiji NOGAMI, The Japan Institute of International Affairs(JIIA)
  Amb. Laurent Pic, Ambassador of France
Session 1 "The New French Administration and Future Prospects for the Political Situation"
  Presenter) Dr. Dominique Reynié, General directore of Fondapol
  Moderator) Prof. Hirotaka WATANABE, Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Institute of International Relations

*Due to organizer's circumstances, we only deliver up to the session 1 report.
*The languages are French and Japanese.

Theme: “The New French Presidency and the Future of European Integration”
Speaker: Mr. Thierry de Montbrial ,Founder and Executive chairman, Institut francais des relations internationales

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