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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: "EU Security perspectives on Russia and China"
Speaker: Mr. Dan SMITH, Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
 (2017-03-15)

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Theme: "The EU managing Brexit and other Challenges: Ireland’s Perspective "
Speaker: H.E.Minister, Mr. Charles Flanagan T.D., Foreign and Trade Minister of Ireland
 (2017-02-28)

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JIIA Forum/Open Symposium“Issues Facing the Rule of Law in the Indo-Pacific and Maritime Security (Country Profile)”(Session1) (2017-02-20)
(Session 1) JIIA Forum/International Law Research Group
Moderator:Kazuhiro NAKATANI, Professor, The University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics (Group Leader)
Opening Remarks: Shingo YAMAGAMI, Director-General (Acting), JIIA
Topic and Report of International Law Research Group: Kazuhiro NAKATANI
Lecture by Paul S. Reichler, Partner, Chair, International Litigation and arbitration Department, Foley Hoag LLP, Washington D.C.
“The Path to a Just and Lasting Peace in the South China Sea”
Comment: Kentaro NISHIMOTO, Associate Professor of International Law, Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University.
Q&A
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JIIA Forum/Open Symposium“Issues Facing the Rule of Law in the Indo-Pacific and Maritime Security (Country Profile)”(Session2) (2017-02-20)
(Session 2) Maritime Security: Country Profile in Indo-Pacific Region Research Group
Moderator:Tsutomu KIKUCHI, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University/Senior Adjunct Fellow, JIIA (Group Leader)
Keynote speech by Hideshi TOKUCHI, Senior Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
“Tasks for Japan in East Asian Maritime Security”
Report from Maritime Security: Country Profile in Indo-Pacific Region Research Group: Tsutomu KIKUCHI
“Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific Region”
Comment: Tetsuo KOTANI,Senior Fellow, JIIA
Q&A
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Theme: "Trends and Prospects of Japan-Russia Relation"
Speaker: Prof. Dmitry Streltsov
Head of the Afro-Asian Department and a Professor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University)
 (2017-02-17)
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JIIA Open Symposium "A Reality Check on Security Policies: The New Security Legislation/Guidelines and Circumstances on the Korean Peninsula and in the Middle East”
Session 3 - “Security Policy” Research Group
 (2017-02-16)
(Moderator/Group Leader: Matake KAMIYA, Professor, National Defense Academy; Adjunct Fellow, JIIA)
Briefing on Group’s main topics and presentation of issues by Group Leader
Reports:
(1) Sugio TAKAHASHI (Chief, Policy Simulation Division, National Institute for Defense Studies)
 “New Defense Guidelines and Extended Deterrence”
(2) Tomoaki MURAKAMI, (Associate Professor, Mie University)
 “Security Legislation and Peacekeeping Operations”
(3) Tetsuo KOTANI (Senior Fellow, JIIA)
 “A Situation of Important Influence in the South China Sea”
Q&A
Closing Remarks: Shingo YAMAGAMI (Director-General (Acting), JIIA)
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JIIA Open Symposium "A Reality Check on Security Policies: The New Security Legislation/Guidelines and Circumstances on the Korean Peninsula and in the Middle East”
Session 2 - “Current Situation in the Middle East and the New Regional Order” Research Group
 (2017-02-16)
(Moderator/Group Leader:Ryoji TATEYAMA, Professor Emeritus, National Defense Academy)
Briefing on Group’s main topics and presentation of issues by Group Leader
Reports:
(1) Akiko YOSHIOKA (Senior Researcher, Institute of Energy Economics)
  “Who is Going to Rule Mosul?: Tension behind the Operation to Recapture the City”
(2) Tatsuya YAMAMOTO (Associate Professor, Seisen University)
  “The End of the Easy Oil Era and its Implications on Oil Producing Countries and the Regional Order in the Middles East”
Q&A
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JIIA Open Symposium "A Reality Check on Security Policies: The New Security Legislation/Guidelines and Circumstances on the Korean Peninsula and in the Middle East”
Session 1 - “Comprehensive Analysis of Circumstances on the Korean Peninsula and Japan’s Security”Research Group
 (2017-02-16)
Opening Remarks: Koichi AI (Director of Research Coordination, The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA))
Session 1
(Moderator/Group Leader: Masao OKONOGI, Professor Emeritus, Keio University)
Briefing on Group’s main topics and presentation of issues by Group Leader
Reports:
(1) Hisashi HIRAI (Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan University / Visiting Editorialist, Kyodo News)
  “Current Situation in the ROK”
(2) Mitsuhiro MIMURA (Senior Research Fellow, Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia)
  “Current Situation in the DPRK”
(3) Hideya KURATA (Professor, National Defense Academy / Adjunct Fellow, JIIA)
  “Security Situation on Korean Peninsula”
Q&A
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JIIA Open Symposium "US-China Relations and International Relations Surrounding the US and China"
Session 3 - “Domestic Factors Influencing US Foreign Policy”
 (2017-02-08)
Moderator: Fumiaki KUBO, Professor, The University of Tokyo / Senior Adjunct Fellow, JIIA
Research Group Briefing for Session 3
Reports
Report (1) Akio TAKAHATA (Professor, Hakuoh University)
  “Foreign Policy under Trump Administration, and Republican Party”
Report (2) Akihiko YASUI (Head, Research Department - Europe and the Americas, Mizuho Research Institute)
  “The 2016 Presidential Election and US Economy”
Report (3) Takakazu YAMAGISHI (Professor, Nanzan University)
  “The Trump Administration and Obamacare”
Debate : Toshihiro NAKAYAMA (Professor, Keio University / Adjunct Fellow, JIIA)
Q&A
Summary of Session 3
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JIIA Open Symposium "US-China Relations and International Relations Surrounding the US and China"
Session 2 - “China's Domestic Situation and Foreign Policy”
 (2017-02-08)
Moderator:Yoshifumi NAKAI, Professor, Gakushuin University
Research Group Briefing for Session 2
Reports:
Report (1) Seiichiro TAKAGI (Senior Research Adviser, JIIA)
  “The Central National Security Commission of the CPC”
Report (2) Hideo OHASHI (Professor, Senshu University)
  “Overcapacity and SOE Reform in China”
Report (3) Toru FUKAKUSHI (Young Visiting Fellow, JIIA)
  “Building Think Tanks with "Chinese Characteristics" and Its Influence on China's Foreign Policy”
Debate : Akio TAKAHARA (Professor, University of Tokyo / Senior Adjunct Fellow, JIIA)
Q&A
Summary of Session 2
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