Discuss Japan-Japan Foreign Policy Forum

“Japan and the European migrant crisis: Not “someone else’s problem”” (September 11, 2017)

Watanabe Hirotaka, Director, Institute for International Relations, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

“EV Revolution to Bring Drastic Change to Auto Industry” (December 20, 2017)

Kojima Akira, Member, Board of Trustees, and Adjunct Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Trustee, Chairman of the World Trade Center Tokyo

“Society and Science on iPS Cells ― Think about the next decade with a focus on the ethical, legal and social issues” (October 26, 2017)

Yashiro Yoshimi, Assistant to the President of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine, Associate Professor in the Uehiro Research Division for iPS Cell Ethics, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University

“An Inside View from the Advisory Council on Easing the Burden of the Official Duties and Public Activities of His Majesty the Emperor ― Looking back at seven months that decided the Emperor’s future” (May 21, 2018)

Mikuriya Takashi, Deputy Chair of the Advisory Council on Easing the Burden of the Official Duties and Public Activities of His Majesty the Emperor, Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo

“Japanese “Armitage-Nye Report” Launched” (August 2, 2017)

Tanaka Akihiko, President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

Prospects for the RCEP Negotiations: Protecting the Liberal Economic Order NEW

Key Points: Diverse frameworks are competing to lead the regional order RCEP increasingly important due to US withdrawal from the TPP Concerns that Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is inconsistent with the liberal order The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is an initiative targeting aspects of regional economic integration between the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the six countries that already have free trade agreements (FTA) with the ASEAN (Japan, China, Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand). Formally declared open in 2012, the ongoing negotiations aim to establish the rules for eighteen areas including goods, services, investment, rules of origin, intellectual property, competition, and dispute settlement. One of the points in favor of the RCEP is that the members include China and India as well as all ten ASEAN countries. Only four of the ASEAN countries participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ... [Read more]