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Japanese Perspectives on Asian Diplomacy

Japanese Perspectives on Asian Diplomacy
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Date and Time
25th Feb 2016 17:00 - 25th Feb 2016 19:00
Project room, 50 George Square

Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh in co-operation with Politics & International Relations warmly invites you to Japanese Perspectives on Asian Diplomacy, a symposium bringing together experts on international relations to explore Japan’s role in the continuing strategic reconfiguration of Northeast Asia.


The Speakers:


Shino Watanabe (Sophia University) is a China specialist with a particular expertise in the interaction of aid, diplomacy and geostrategy. She will address China's "One Belt One Road" Initiative and Its Implications for the International Order.


Ayako Kusunoki (International Research Center for Japanese studies) conducts research on Japan’s security policies and the US-Japan alliance. She will address the political debates on Japan's Foreign and Security Policy in the Post-Cold War Period.


Yuko Adachi (Sophia University) specialises in studies of Russian political economy. She will address Russia’s energy pivot to Asia, focusing on some of the driving forces behind Russia's oil and gas policy vis-à-vis Asia.


The following roundtable discussion will be joined by Juliet Kaarbo (SSPS), Kristen Hopewell (SSPS), Lauren Richardson (Asian Studies), and Urs Matthias Zachmann (Asian Studies).



The event will be followed by a drinks reception.