European Institute for Asian Studies
2016 EU-Japan Forum
  • Start09:00 AM - Oct 24 2016
  • End06:00 PM - Oct 25 2016
  • Palais d'Egmont, 1000 Brussels
  • + 32 2 230 81 22
  • alberto.turkstra@eias.org

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MONDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2016

EXPERT PANEL ON THE STATE OF THE EU-JAPAN PARTNERSHIP

Open to the Public with each session followed by a Q&A

09:00 – 09:15      Registration

Chair: M. Erik Famaey, Senior Associate, European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

09:15 – 09:30      Welcome Words

Pr. Norimasa Morita (Vice-President, Waseda University

M. Frederic Carlier (EIAS, Senior Associate)

09:30 – 10:30      Keynotes

H.E. Ambassador Kazuo Kodama  (Mission of Japan to the EU)

Dr Karel de Gucht (Former EC Commissioner for Trade, IES-VUB President)

M. Julian Wilson (Managing Director Asia & Pacific, EEAS)

10:30 – 11:30      The European Union and Japan a New Chapter in Civilian Power Cooperation

M. Michael Reiterer (EEAS)

Pr. Jean-Christophe Defraigne (USL)

Pr. Em. Mario Teló (ULB & LUISS)

11:30 – 11:45      Q&A

11:45 – 12:00      Concluding Words

Pr. Hidetoshi Nakamura (Waseda University)

 

TUESDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2016

ANNIVERSARY PANEL ON 150 YEARS OF BELGO-JAPANESE DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

Open to the Public with each session followed by a Q&A

16:00 – 17:45      Japan and Belgium: 150 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Chair: Pr. Dimitri Vanoverbeke (Katholieke Unieversiteit Leuven)

H.E. Ambassador Masafumi Ishii (Embassy of Japan to Belgium)

Pr. Em. Willy Van De Walle (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Pr. Jan Schmidt  (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

17:45 – 18:00      Closing Words

Pr. Anne Weyembergh (IEE President, ULB)


The EU-Japan Forum aims to offer a new, richer and deeper dialogue involving over a dozen academics visiting from Japan as well as an equivalent number of European counter-parts. The forum’s original two-day set-up foresees a series of high-level meetings built around original scientific contributions from both Japanese and European scholars as well as public discussions.



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