AY2010 (ICU)

Japan in Search of Its
New Role in World Affairs

– Foreign Policy Options Twenty Years After the End of the Cold War –



Date
9:30- 18:00, Saturday, November 13, 2011
Venue
Kiyoshi Togasaki Memorial Dialogue House, ICU
Sponsors
Social Science Research Institute (SSRI – ICU)
Co-sponsors
Institute for Global Concern (IGC – Sophia University)

Introductory Remarks

Prof. Norihiko Suzuki (ICU President)
Prof. Wilhelm Vosse(SSRI Director)

Japan a Middle Power, Civilian Power, Regional Power or Post-Traditional Power

Japan’s Foreign Policy under the DPJ Administration:
Is a Paradigm Shift Possible?

Prof. Yoshihide Soeya (Keio University)

The Domestic Debate about Japan’s Regional and Global Role

The Futenma Relocation Issue and the Public Opinion in Okinawa and Mainland Japan: Has the Gap Widened?
– Prof. Tadashi Anno (Sophia University)

The Impact of Public Opinion on Japan’s Foreign Policy Options
– Prof. Paul Midford (NTNU)

Japan’s National Security Strategy and its Challenges
– Mr. Keiichi Ichikawa (Ministory of Foreign Affairs, Japan)

Chair: Prof. Itaru Umezu (ICU, formerly MOFA)

Domestic Perspectives of Japanese Foreign Policy Options

Yoshihide Soeya (Keio University)
Prof. Tadashi Anno (Sophia University)
Prof. Paul Midford (NTNU)
Mr. Keiichi Ichikawa (Ministory of Foreign Affairs, Japan)

Chair: Prof. Itaru Umezu (ICU, formerly MOFA)

Current State and Future Options of Regional
and Global Partnership

Japan’s Role for Security in the Asia-Pacific

Prof. William T. Tow (Australian National University)

Japan in Asia

Prof. Takashi Shiraishi (Council for Science and Technology Policy)

Japan’s Partners: Between Cooperation and Deterrence

The Current State and Future Options of US-Japan Relations
– Prof. Andrew Oros (Washington College)

Japanese-Chinese Relations: The Vagaries of Greater Interdependence
– Prof. Reinhard Drifte (University of Newcastle and RUSI)

The Rough Seas of the Western Pacific: The Intensifying Maritime Disputes in East Asia and Japanese Responses under DPJ
– Prof. Yoichiro Sato (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)

The Current State and Future Option of India-Japan Relations
– Prof. Mohammed Badrul Alam (Jamia Millia Islamia University)

Chair: Prof. Wilhelm Vosse (ICU)

International Perspectives of Japanese Foreign Policy Options

Prof. William T. Tow (Australian National University)
Prof. Takashi Shiraishi (Council for Science and Technology Policy)
Prof. Andrew Oros (Washington College)
Prof. Reinhard Drifte (University of Newcastle and RUSI)
Prof. Yoichiro Sato (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
Prof. Mohammed Badrul Alam (Jamia Millia Islamia University)

Chair: Prof. Wilhelm Vosse (ICU)

Joint Prayer

Father Hideyuki Koyama (Sophia University)
Rev. Shoko Kitanaka (ICU)

Concluding Remarks

Prof. Koichi Nakano (IGC Director)

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