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  • The 94th GSDM Platform Seminar “Economic Performance and Prospects for Economic Cooperation in Northeast Asia”, will be held on 14 September 2017, Fukutake Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo.

The 94th GSDM Platform Seminar “Economic Performance and Prospects for Economic Cooperation in Northeast Asia”, will be held on 14 September 2017, Fukutake Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo.

4 August 2017|Seminars & Events

Sponsored by Global Leader Program for Social Design and Management (GSDM), the University of Tokyo
ERINA
Co-sponsored by Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP)

The 94th GSDM Platform Seminar

Economic Performance and Prospects
for Economic Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Seminar Focus: Northeast Asia faces several risks, including geopolitical ones stemming from the DPRK’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests and political tensions among China, Japan, and the ROK (due to historical and territorial issues, and THAAD), and the economic risks of trade protectionism coming from the new Trump Administration in the US. Despite these, economic prospects in Northeast Asia are relatively favorable. Against this backdrop, this Platform Seminar examines the structural issues of Northeast Asian economies (China, the DPRK, Japan, Mongolia, the ROK, and the Russian Far East) and explores the prospects of economic cooperation in the region. Experts from the US, China, Mongolia, the ROK, and Russia join Japanese experts to discuss the potential for various types of economic cooperation, such as via tourism, infrastructure development (including oil and gas), logistics connectivity, and trade and investment. Such cooperation is expected to contribute to trust building and peace and security in the region.

Date Thursday, September 14, 2017
Venue Fukutake Hall, Hongo Campus, the University of Tokyo
Language English/Japanese simultaneous translation
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14:15–14:25 Welcoming Remarks, SHIROYAMA Hideaki, Professor, Coordinator of GSDM
14:25–14:45 Keynote Speech, TAKAHARA Akio, Professor, GraSPP
14:45–16:45 Panel Discussion, moderated by KAWAI Masahiro, Professor, GraSPP and Representative Director and Director-General, ERINA
14:45–15:30 Panelists’ Views
US view, Dr. Barry BOSWORTH, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Chinese view, Dr. SONG Jin, Associate Professor, Department of Economic Development, Institute for World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
ROK view, Professor LEE Jong-Wha, Director, Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University
Japanese view on the DPRK, Dr. MIMURA Mitsuhiro , Senior Research Fellow, ERINA
ROK view on the DPRK, Professor KIM Byung-Yeon, Department of Economics, Seoul National University
Russian view, Dr. Pavel MINAKIR, President, Economic Research Institute, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Mongolian view, Professor N. BATNASAN, Business School, National University of Mongolia
Japanese view on economic cooperation, Dr. ARAI Hirofumi , Director of Research Division and Senior Research Fellow, ERINA
15:30–16:00 Exchanges amongst panelists
16:00–16:45 Discussions with the floor
16:45–16:55 Wrapping-up, Professor KAWAI Masahiro Professor, GraSPP and Representative Director and Director-General, ERINA