Forum “Shaping the Future: Japan in Europe”

ECFR's Japan in Europe Forum was created to rekindle the relationship and understanding between decision makers of Japan and Europe

Guests

Takeshi Nakane, Japanese Ambassador to Germany

Kazuya Sakamoto, Professor Osaka University

Christian Wulff, Former Federal President, Germany

Bong-Kil Shin, President of the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS)

Kan Kimura, Kobe University

Joschka Fischer,Former Vice Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Germany

Yukio Okamoto, Former Special Advisor to the Prime Minister and Chairman, Prime Minister's Task Force on Foreign Relations, Japan

Mathieu Duchâtel, Deputy-Director and Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR Asia Programme

Haruko Satoh, Osaka University

Bruce Stokes, Pew Research Center

François Godement, Director of ECFR Asia Programme 

Mark Leonard, Director of ECFR

Dietmar Nietan, Member of the Bundestag, Germany

Masataka Suzuki, former State Secretary for Defense, Japan

Mayako Kubo, composer

Adolf Muschg, writer

Masatsugu Ono, writer 

Pascal Lamy, Jacques Delors Institute, former Director General of the World Trade Organization

Masafumi Ishii, Japanese Ambassador to Belgium, NATO and for Public Diplomacy

Satohiro Akimoto, Senior Vice President Global Relations, Mitsubishi Corporation

Richard Kühnel, Head of Representation of the European Commission in Germany

Mark Hauptmann, Member of the German Bundestag 

Thomas Bagger, Head of Policy Planning staff, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Germany

Sir Robert Cooper, Special Advisor at the European Commission

Masafumi Ishii, Japanese Ambassador to Belgium, NATO and for Public Diplomacy

Wojciech Zajączkowski, Director of Policy Planning staff, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland

 

Chaired by

Frank Priess, Deputy Department Head European and International Cooperation, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Theo Sommer, Journalist and Editor-at-Large of Die Zeit

Hirotsugu Aida, Journalist of  Kyodo News 

Bernd Ziesemer, Business Columnist

Volker Stanzel, Senior advisor to the ECFR Asia Programme, former German Ambassador to China and Japan 

Sylvie Kauffmann, Journalist of Le Monde 

ECFR's Japan in Europe Forum was created to rekindle the relationship and understanding between decision makers of Japan and Europe. At the forum different topics have been addressed in various sessions such as public opinion on Japan in Europe, reconciliation process in East Asia, European foreign policy towards Japan and East Asia, trade and investment between Japan and Europe and its implications, culture as transporter of soft power, cooperation in multilateral institutions, and future agenda for the EU-Japan cooperation. A compilation of video and audio recordings on these sessions, on the keynote speeches and other related information is presented here

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