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UK-Japan Global Seminar: Fostering Strategic Partnerships

20 June 2013 - 12:00am to 21 June 2013 - 12:00am

Chatham House, London


Ambassador Hiroaki Fujii, Chairman, Mori Arts Center; Japanese Ambassador to the UK (1994-97)
Professor Shinichi Kitaoka, President, International University of Japan
Tatsujiro Suzuki, Vice Chairman, Japan Atomic Energy Commission
Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State, Far East and South East Asia
Sir David Warren, Chairman, Japan Society; British Ambassador to Japan (2008-12)



Japan is the world's third largest economy and one of the largest investors in the UK and the EU. In addition to playing a leading role in major international forums, Japan is a vital strategic partner for the UK and EU in Asia.

What role could Japan, the UK and the EU play in maintaining security and enhancing multilateral governance through international institutions? The conference will explore Japanese views of key international developments and how it approaches these from a domestic and regional perspective. It will also examine areas of convergence and divergence with UK and European approaches.

This event will be simultaneously translated in English and Japanese.

The project is funded by the Nippon Foundation and held in partnership with the Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.