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30th March

ERINA website revamped

ERINA Business News Vol. 60 published

ERINA booklet Vol.5 (Japanese version) published

29th March

Discussion Paper DP0702 published

26th March

ERINA booklet Vol.6 published

FY2006 2nd Meeting of the Board of Trustees and External Assessors (Toki Messe International Convention Centre)

24th - 25th March

Participation in the 3rd Japan-China Energy Conference (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

24th March

Speech: The Regional Linking of Local Economies - The Northeast Asian Example, at the Niigata University International Symposium "East Asian Regional Networks" (Research Division Director Toshihiko Nakamura)

22nd March

Participation in the 21st Meeting of Assessors of the Japan-China Economic Association (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

20th March

ERINA booklet Vol.6 published

19th March

Participation in the Primorsky Krai Workshop (ERINA Meeting Room, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

14th March

Participation in the Japan-Russia Round-Table Meeting (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

13th March

Speech on The Current Situation in and Future Prospects for Mongolia at the "15th Meeting for Announcing Achievements in Technology Exchange" (NPO Foreign Technological Interrelation Association in Niigata), Associate Senior Researcher Shagdar Enkhbayar)

1st March

Speech at the Russia Business Environment Seminar (Sapporo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)


28th February

Attendance at the 2nd Japan-Russia Investment Forum (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida & External Relations Director Hisashi Sato)

27th February

Attendance at the Welcome Reception for the visit to Japan of the President of Mongolia (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

26th February

Speech on North Korean Economic Developments and External Economic Relations at the 8th Trade Research Group (Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Associate Senior Researcher Mitsuhiro Mimura)

23rd February

7th seminar for supporting members (Bandaijima Building Conference Room, Satoru Miyamoto, Fellow, The Japan Institute of International Affairs)

21st February

Participation in a round-table meeting with ambassadors to European nations (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

15th February

ERINA Report Vol.74 published

ERINA Policy Proposal Seminar (Todofuken Kaikan, Research Division Director Toshihiko Nakamura and others)

11th - 16th February

Participation in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) "Lake Baikal Tourism, Energy and Investment Survey Mission" (Hirofumi Arai, Director, General Affairs Department)

5th - 7th February

2007 Northeast Asia International Conference for Economic Development in Niigata (Toki Messe International Convention Centre)

5th February

ERINA booklet Vol.5 published

Northeast Asia Economic Databook 2006 published

2nd February

Visit by Hans Klemm from the US Embassy (minister-counselor in charge of economic affairs)

Speech at the Northern Territories Day (Tottori City, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

1st February

Attendance at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Japan Association for Trade with Russia and the Newly-Independent States (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)


31st January

Attendance at the reception to celebrate the New Year, Japan Cultural Association (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

30th January

Panelist at the 'Japan Sea Rim Symposium', organized by the Akita Prefecture Japan Sea Rim Area Interchange Committee (Akita City, Senior Fellow Ikuo Mitsuhashi)

29th January

Cross-Japan-Sea Shipping Routes Briefing (Crosspal, Niigata, Senior Fellow Ikuo Mitsuhashi)

27th January

Attendance at the 6th executive board meeting and seminar of the Northeast Asian Studies and Exchange Network (NEASE-NET) (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

26th January

ERINA Business News Vol. 59 published

25th January

Lecture at Cement-makers' "Mangetsukai" (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

24th January

Participation in the Japan-Russia Round-Table Meeting (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida, External Relations Division Director Hisashi Sato)

19th January

Keynote speech at the Northeast Asia International Forum 2007, organized by Kyoto-Maizuru Institute of Regional Creation and Ritsumeikan University Northeast Asia Regional Research Center (Maizuru City, Senior Fellow Ikuo Mitsuhashi)

Participation in a public lecture on the global project undertaken by Niigata University's Center for Transdisciplinary Research, entitled Mongolia, Japan and Niigata (Niigata Grand Hotel, Associate Senior Researcher Shagdar Enkhbayar)

16th January

Participation in the 3rd Friends of Niigata Party (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)


16th December

Participation in a public lecture on the global project undertaken by Niigata University's Center for Transdisciplinary Research, entitled Mongolia, Japan and Niigata (Niigata Grand Hotel, Associate Senior Researcher Shagdar Enkhbayar)

15th December

ERINA Report Vol.73 published

China Business Seminar (support)

8th December

Regional Economic Seminar: North Korean Economic Developments and China-North Korea Relations. (Conference Room 6F, Kyushu Economic Research Center, Fukuoka, External Relations Division Director Hisashi Sato)

6th December

Seminar on the Establishment of a Cross-Japan-Sea Shipping Route (Tokyo, Senior Fellow Ikuo Mitsuhashi)

6th seminar for Supporting Members (Bandaijima Building Conference Room, Kazuhiro Kumo, Associate Professor, US, European and Russian Economy Research Section, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)

5th December

Special ERINA lecture for schools (Niigata City Kizaki Junior High School, Research Division Director Toshihiko Nakamura and others)

Regional Economic Seminar The Situation in Mongolia (Sanjo, Sanjo Tsubame Regional Research Core; Rentsendoo Jigjid, Ambassador of Mongolia to Japan, Takashi Shimizu, President, Sankou Seiki, Tatsuya Hoshino, Internationalization Support Adviser, Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan)

4th December

Seminar on the Establishment of a Cross-Japan-Sea Shipping Route (Niigata Grand Hotel, Senior Fellow Ikuo Mitsuhashi)

2nd December

Lecture for the Commemorative Address at the Executive Meeting of Hokuriku-Shin'etsu Alumni of the Ritsumeikan University Faculty of Engineering (External Relations Division Director Hisashi Sato)


30th November

Participation in the executive board meeting of the Japan-China Northeast Development Association (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

28th November

Participation in the Tianjin Investment Briefing (Tianjin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

27th - 28th November

Participation in and report on the IUS International Workshop: Energy, Regional Security, and the Korean Peninsula. (Seoul, Researcher Shoichi Itoh)

24th November

ERINA Business News Vol.58 published

20th November

Lecture entitled The Current Status of Northeast Asia and Transport Issues, organized by the Tsuruga Port Trade Promotion Association and the Tsuruga Branch of NEANET (Tsuruga, PR Coordinator Kazumi Kawamura)

16th - 17th November

Northeast Asia Business Messe (Niigata City Industrial Promotion Center)

16th November

Participation in the opening ceremony of the Niigata International Business Messe (Niigata City Industrial Promotion Center, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

11th - 20th November

Research visit to Kazakhstan as a Researcher for Asahi Shimbun's Asia Network (Researcher Shoichi Itoh)

11th November

Participation in the 5th executive board meeting of the Northeast Asian Studies and Exchange Network (NEASE-NET) (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

9th November

5thseminar for supporting members (Bandaijima Building Conference Room, Feng Zhao Kui, Visiting Professor, Aichi University)

Participation in the Korea Transport Institute's Asian Land-Bridge Conference (Busan, Senior Fellow Ikuo Mitsuhashi)

6th - 8th November

Participation as a committee member in the 5th Japan Sea Rim Area Environmental Strategy Research Institute Conference, as part of the Kanazawa University 21st Century COE Program (Researcher Shoichi Itoh)


31st October

Lecture at the Seminar on Establishing Cross-Japan-Sea Shipping Routes, organized by the Niigata Hokuto Industry Creation Conference and the Liaison Council of Companies Located in the Niigata East Port and Seiro Districts (Senior Fellow Ikuo Mitsuhashi)

27th October

Niigata Prefecture International Students' Job Fair 2006, organized by ERINA and the Niigata Labor Bureau (Niigata Shimin Plaza)

27th October

Niigata Prefecture International Students' Job Fair 2006, organized by ERINA and the Niigata Labor Bureau (Niigata Shimin Plaza)

26th October

Participation in the Japan-Russia Round-Table Meeting (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida, External Relations Division Director Hisashi Sato)

24th October

Meeting to exchange opinions with the Trustees, External Assessors, the Managerial Committee and Supporting Members (Hotel Nikko Niigata)

19th October

ERINA Information The Effects of Economic Sanctions on the DPRK and Relevant Issues (EJ0603) published

17th October

Participation in the 15th Meeting of the International Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation (Vilnius, Senior Fellow Hisako Tsuji)

15th October

ERINA Report Vol.72 published

13th October

Telephone interview for the NHK radio program NHK Journal (Associate Senior Researcher Mitsuhiro Mimura)

6th - 9th October

Participation in the Mission to Promote New Air Routes to the Chinese Metropolitan Area (Tianjin and Beijing, PR & Planning Office Manager Hirofumi Arai)

5th -6th October

Participation in the Far Eastern Economic Forum (Khabarovsk, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

5th October

Visit by a delegation from the Dalian City Committee of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (led by Committee Chairman Li Bo Zhou)

2nd October

4th Seminar for supporting members (Bandaijima Building NICO Conference Room, Seok-soong Seo, Commercial Attaché, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Japan)

1st October

Participation in the Overseas Mission of the Niigata Association of Corporate Executives (Sokcho & Seoul, Executive Trustee Mamoru Sato and others)


29th September

ERINA Business News Vol.57 published

28th September

Attendance at reception to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the establishment of the People's Republic of China (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

27th September

Participation in the EastWest Institute project on Energy Security in the Asia-Pacific Region: Conflict Potential of the Competition for Energy Resources (Brussels, Researcher Shoichi Itoh)

22nd September

Lecture at the 2nd Domestic Seminar of the Tohoku Economic Foundation's China Business Study Group (Sendai, Associate Senior Researcher Masayuki Tsukuba)

21st September

Keynote speech at the Academic Research Forum Towards the Promotion of Tourism Exchange in Northeast Asia (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

17th - 20th September

3rd International Forum on Northeast Asian Tourism (IFNAT) in Niigata (NSG Student Total Education Plaza (STEP) and other venues)

16th - 17th September

Participation in the 1st NEASE-Net Forum and General Meeting (Iwate Prefecture, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida and others

12th -13th September

Participation in the 12th International Forum on Northeast Asian Peace and Development (Changchun, Associate Senior Researcher Mitsuhiro Mimura)

11th - 12th September

Participation in Security Challenges in the Post-Soviet Area: From the East and West Perspectives (Warsaw, Researcher Shoichi Itoh)

11th September

Speech at the Kintetsu World Express external seminar (Tokyo, Senior Fellow Hisako Tsuji)

8th September

Lecture at the Niigata Association of Corporate Executives (Senior Fellow Ikuo Mitsuhashi)

6th - 7th September

Participation in NEAR 2006 in Toyama (Toyama City, Deputy Secretary-General Masayuki Nakagawa)

3rd - 6th September

Participation in the Japan-China Economic Association mission to China (Executive Trustee Mamoru Sato)

2nd - 3rd September

Speech at Jilin University and participation in the Northeast Asia Economic Cooperation Forum (Changchun, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

1st September

Speech at the Fukui Prefecture Port Association General Meeting and Lecture (Fukui City, Senior Fellow Ikuo Mitsuhashi)


28th August

ERINA moves to the 13th floor of Bandaijima Building

22nd August - 22nd September

Internship student from Niigata University begins program at ERINA

22nd August

Presentation by internship student from the Monterey Institute of International Studies

15nd August

ERINA Report Vol.71 published

13th - 15th August

Participation in Toward the Integration of the Northeast Asian Transport Model, organized by the East-West Center and the Korea Transport Institute (Sapporo, Senior Fellow Ikuo Mitsuhashi)

11th August

Presentation by internship student from the Moscow State University Institute of Asian and African Studies

ERINA Annual Report published

Visit by a delegation from the Korea Transport Institute (delegation leader: President Jae-Hong Kang)

7th August

2nd Four-party Conference on the Establishment of a Cross-Japan-Sea Ferry Route (Vladivostok, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida & Senior Fellow Ikuo Mitsuhashi)

4th August

Japan-ROK Economic Forum organized by ERINA, the Nagaoka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and others (Nagaoka, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida & Research Division Director Toshihiko Nakamura)

3rd August

Speech at the Briefing Session on the Current Status of Activities Aimed at Establishing a Cross-Japan-Sea Shipping Route, organized by the Niigata Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Senior Fellow Ikuo Mitsuhashi


28th July

ERINA Business News Vol.56 published

3rd seminar for supporting members (NICO Conference Room, Bandaijima Building, Vassily Kulakov, Consul-General of the Russian Federation in Niigata, Economic and Social Research Institute; Shin Maruo, Executive Research Fellow, Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan)

25th July

Participation in the Japan - Mongolia Economic Conference (Ulaanbaatar, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida & Researcher Shagdar Enkhbayar)

20th July

Special ERINA lecture for schools (Shibata City Kajikawa Junior High School, Research Division Director Toshihiko Nakamura)

14th July

Special ERINA lecture for schools: Niigata City Hakushin Junior High School (Research Division Director Toshihiko Nakamura)

12th July

Speech at the Japan Concrete Institute's 2006 Annual Convention in Niigata (Toki Messe, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

3rd July -14th August

Internship student from the Moscow State University Institute of Asian and African Studies begins program at ERINA (Andrey Rodionov)


28th June

Participation in a meeting of experts as part of the joint ERINA - EastWest Institute project on energy security in Asia (New York, Researcher Shoichi Itoh)

27th - 29th June

Participation in Investment Potential of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia): The Eastern Course of Development of Russia (Yakutsk, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida & Deputy Director-General Vladimir Ivanov)

25th - 29th June

Field study of border trade between China and the DPRK (Shenyang, Dalian, Dandong, Associate Senior Researcher Mitsuhiro Mimura)

25th - 27th June

Conference on the establishment of a cross-Japan Sea ferry route (Seoul, Senior Fellow Ikuo Mitsuhashi)

23th June

The Growing Competition for Natural Resources: Economic Security and the Rise of the 'BRIC' Economies[PDF:38KB], lecture held jointly with the Tokyo American Center (Tokyo)

21st - 22nd June

Participation in the Harbin Institute of Technology International Symposium (Harbin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

20th June

2nd seminar for supporting members (Bandaijima Building, Professor Akihiro Iwashita, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University)

19th - 30th June

Study of China's Northeastern Development Strategy (Jinan, Hunchun, Shenyang, Harbin, Qiqihar, Daqing, Associate Senior Researcher Masayuki Tsukuba & Visiting Researcher Da Zhigang)

15th June

ERINA Report Vol.70 published

14th June

Participation in the Meeting of Assessors of the Japan-China Economic Association (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

Participation in the Meeting of Directors and Assessors of the Japan-Russia Foundation for Cooperation in Medicine and Healthcare (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

12th June

FY2006 1st Meeting of the Board of Trustees and External Assessors (Hotel Nikko Niigata)

Participation in the International Conference for the Integrated Development of the Rasun Area, DPRK, on the Basis of an International Multi-Party Private Consortium (Beijing, Associate Senior Researcher Mitsuhiro Mimura)

9th June

Special ERINA lecture for schools (Niitsu Daini Junior High School, Research Division Director Toshihiko Nakamura and others)


30th May - 24th August

Internship student from the Monterey Institute of International Studies begins program at ERINA (Scott Ceremuga)

26th May

ERINA Business News Vol.55 published

Participation in Pan-Pacific Economic Cooperation: FTA & Logistics organized by the University of Incheon (Incheon, Associate Senior Researcher Tomoyoshi Nakajima)

25th May

Participation in the Northeast Asia Seminar 2006 organized by the University of Incheon (Seoul, Senior Fellow Hisako Tsuji)

22nd - 23rd May

Participation in the Japan-China Economic Cooperation Conference in Changchun (Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

19th - 20th May

Participation in the International Forum on the Development of Jinzhou Bay in Liaoning (Jinzhou, Senior Fellow Ikuo Mitsuhashi)

19th May

Participation in the executive board meeting of the Northeast Asian Studies and Exchange Network (NEASE-NET) (Tokyo, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

18th - 20th May

Participation in the International Rail Business Forum "1520 Strategic Partnership" (Sochi, Senior Fellow Hisako Tsuji)

17th - 20th May

Exchange of opinions with research institutions in Washington DC concerning Northeast Asian energy issues (Washington DC, Researcher Shoichi Itoh

15th May

Visit by Professor Kwon Young Kyong and three others from the Institute of Political Education for Unification

11th May

Niigata International Association Plaza Lecture: Niigata in Northeast Asia (Research Division Director Toshihiko Nakamura)


26th April

1st seminar for supporting members (Hotel Nikko Niigata, Kim Kwang-gyu, Consul-General of the ROK in Niigata, and others)

Visit by members of the Niigata Prefectural Assembly Industry and Economy Committee; explanation of the current economic situation in Northeast Asia and issues relating to the industrial development of Niigata Prefecture (Chairman of the Board of Trustees Susumu Yoshida)

15th - 22nd April

Mongolia CDM survey (Ulaanbaatar, Researcher Shagdar Enkhbayar)

15th April

ERINA Report Vol.69 published

12th April

Presentation at the International University of Japanfs Seminar on Northeast Asian Development (Minamiuonuma City, Associate Senior Researcher Mitsuhiro Mimura & Researcher Shagdar Enkhbayar)

8th April

Participation in the Mongolia Eco Forum (Tokyo, Researcher Shagdar Enkhbayar)

4th - 6th April

Participation in a workshop organized by the East Asian Center for Science, Technology and Economy (Dalian, Associate Senior Researcher Mitsuhiro Mimura)


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