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Public Seminar “Japan-Spain: Strategic Cooperation between Likeminded Countries”(Session 1) (2018-04-19)
Welcome Remarks
 Koichi Ai, Director General (Acting), the Japan Institute for International Affairs
Keynote Speech
 Josep Piqué, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain
“General assessment of the relationship between Japan and Spain and its significance in a multipolar world.”
Session1: Global Perspectives/ Multilateralism (Moderator: Koichi Ai, Director General (Acting), JIIA)
-Charles Powell, Director, Elcano Royal Institute:
“Spain-Japan and the maintenance of the liberal international order”
-Ken Endo, Professor, Hokkaido University
“Japan & Europe in the age of developed countries' risk”
The Seminar is co-hosted by the JIIA, Japan and by the Elcano Royal Instutitute, Spain with the support of the the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in Japan.
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Public Seminar “Japan-Spain: Strategic Cooperation between Likeminded Countries”(Session 2-3) (2018-04-19)
Session 2: Security Threats and Possible Cooperation (Moderator: Charles Powell, Director, Elcano Royal Institute)
-Mario Esteban, Senior Analyst for Asia-Pacific, Elcano Royal Institute:
“Spain-Japan cooperation on common threats and international peacekeeping”
-Hideshi Tokuchi, Senior fellow, GRIPS, Former Vice-Minister of Defense for International Affairs:
“Making Security Policy in the Acute Regional Security Environment”
Session 3: Regionalism and Regional Economic Order (Moderator: Shu Nakagawa, Director of Research Coordination)
- Miguel Otero, Senior Analyst International Political Economy, Elcano Royal Institute:
“Economic reforms and processes of regional integration”
- Masayuki Tadokoro, Professor, Keio University
“Japan & Europe in the age of developed countries' risk”
Concluding Remarks
- Charles Powell, Director, Elcano Royal Institute
The Seminar is co-hosted by the JIIA, Japan and by the Elcano Royal Instutitute, Spain with the support of the the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in Japan.
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Theme: “How Americans See the World and Each Other in the Trump Era"
Speaker: Mr Bruce Stokes Pew Research Center/ Director, Global Economic Attitudes
 (2018-02-27)

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JIIA Open Symposium "Reviewing the First Year of the Trump Presidency" (2018-02-22)
Opening Remarks: Shu NAKAGAWA (Director of Research Coordination, JIIA)
Moderator: Fumiaki KUBO, Group Leader (Professor, The University of Tokyo) Briefing on Group’s main topics and presentation of issues by Group Leader
Report 1: Hirotsugu AIDA (Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University)
 “What is ‘Trumpism’? Will It Endure?”
Report 2: Kazuhiro MAESHIMA (Professor, Sophia University)  “The Domestic Political Landscape under the Trump Presidency and the Outlook for the 2018 Midterm Elections”
Report 3: Satoru MORI (Professor, Hosei University)
 “The Foreign Policy Philosophy of the Trump Administration as Reflected in the 2017 National Security Strategy”
Discussion by Moderator and Panelists
Q&A
Closing Remarks: Shu NAKAGAWA (Director of Research Coordination, JIIA)
(*This forum is conducted under the Chatham House Rule.)
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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
 (2018-02-08)
(*This forum is governed by the Chatham House Rule.)
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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.
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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)
Reports:
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.
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Theme: "The Changing Landscape of the Middle East –the digital terrorism and hate-"
Speaker: Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center
 (2017-12-19)

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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
Panelists:
  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.
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Theme: “U.S Foreign Policy in the New Era: An American Jewish Perspective”
Speaker: Mr. David Harris ,Chief Executive Officer, American Jewish Committee (AJC)
 (2017-10-30)

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