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JIIA Open Symposium "Rule of Law and Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific: Japan’s Foreign Policy for Enhancing Global Public Goods" (2019-02-05)
[Opening Remark] Yasunori NAKAYAMA (Director-General (Acting), JIIA)
[Keynote Speech]
  Tsutomu KIKUCHI (Professor and Vice presidents, Aoyama Gakuin University/Senior Adjunct Fellow, JIIA)
  “Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean and the Emergence of the Bay of Bengal Region”
[Panel Discussion]
  “China’s Maritime Expansion and Responses of Regional States: International Politics in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)”
Moderator: Tsutomu KIKUCHI
Panelists(Project Members):
  Mie OBA (Professor, Tokyo University of Science)
  Bonji OHARA (Senior Fellow, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation)
  Yoichi KATO (Senior Research Fellow, Asia Pacific Initiative)
  Tetsuo KOTANI (Associate Professor, Meikai University/Senior Fellow, JIIA)
  Ken JIMBO (Professor, Keio University)
[Q&A Session]
[Close]
*This Symposium was conducted by the Chatham House Rule. (Chatham House Rule: Participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participants, may be revealed.)
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Theme: “North Korean Nuclear Issue and the Japan-US Alliance" (2019-01-16)
Dr. Douglas H. Paal
  Distinguished Fellow, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Joseph Yun
  Senior Advisor to the Asia Center, United States Institute of Peace
Osamu Onoda
  Former Air Training Commander, JASDF
Tetsuo Kotani
  Associate Professor, Meikai University / Senior Fellow, JIIA
Moderator: Yasunori Nakayama, Director General, JIIA
(watch video by youtube)
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JIIA Open Symposium "Reviewing the 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections " (2018-11-27)
[Panelist]
Dr. Fumiaki Kubo
 Professor, The University of Tokyo / Senior Adjunct Fellow, JIIA
Mr. Akihiko Yasui
 Head, Research Department-Europe and the Americas, Mizuho Research Institute Ltd.
Ms. Naoko Funatsu
 Research Fellow, JIIA

[Moderator]
Amb. Kenichiro Sasae
 President, JIIA / Former Japanese Ambassador to the U.S.
(watch video by youtube)
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Theme:“What American Public Opinion Tells Us About the 2018 Mid-Term Elections and Beyond" Speaker:Mr. Bruce Stokes(Director of Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center) (2018-11-15)
(watch video by youtube)
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Theme: “Challenges to the World Trading Systems and a Role of WTO”
Speaker: Amb. Roberto Azevedo (Director-General, WTO)
 (2018-11-08)
Amb. Shotaro Oshima
Chairman, The Institute for International Economic Studies 

Prof. Yorizumi Watanabe
Professor, Keio University SFC

Amb. Kenichiro Sasae
President, The Japan Isntitute of International Affairs
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JIIA-WCFIA Symposium "Origins of Prosperity and Stability: State Building in 20th Century Asia" Part 1(Keynote Speech) (2018-10-12)
(Co-host by JIIA and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University) (watch video by youtube)

[Welcome]
Susan J. Pharr (Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University)

Yasunori Nakayama (Director-General(Acting), Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA))

[Keynote Speech]
"The History of Asia in the 20th Century: The Origins of Prosperity and Stability”
Akihiko Tanaka (President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)

Discussant: Thomas Berger
(Professor of International Relations and Director, Center for the Study of Asia (2018-21), Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University)

(Co-sponsored by Harvard University Asia Center; Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.)
*Language is English only.
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JIIA-WCFIA Symposium "Origins of Prosperity and Stability: State Building in 20th Century Asia" Part 2(Panel Session) (2018-10-12)
(Co-host by JIIA and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University)(watch video by youtube)

[Panel: “State Building in 20th Century Asia”]
Shin Kawashima (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)

“A Silent Revolution: State Building and Democratization in Modern Taiwan”
Lung-chih Chang (Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica)

“Nation-building in Singapore: The Authoritarian Structure of a ‘Vulnerable City-State’”
Keiko Tsuji Tamura (Professor, Graduate School of Social System Studies, the University of Kitakyushu)

“Building and Integrating the Indonesian State”
Nobuhiro Aizawa (Associate Professor, Kyushu University)

Discussant: Dwight Perkins
(Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, Harvard University)

Moderator: Susan Pharr
(Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University)

(Co-sponsored by Harvard University Asia Center; Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.)
*Language is English only.
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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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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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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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