Stockholm Seminar on Japan, 30 September 2014
"Japan and Asia-Pacific Regional Integration"
By Professor Takashi Terada, Doshisha University
2014-09-30 at 15:00
2014-09-30 at 16:30
The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm
Several regional integration frameworks have emerged in the Asia-Pacific region since 2010, but their contents, rules, and membership composition are all different, culminating in a tangle of regional integration initiatives. Japan is currently the only nation that has participated in three regional integration negotiations.
This seminar aims to examine Japan’s regional integration strategy and identify three key consistent interests; 1) dealing of China’s rise in both political and economic terms, 2) market expansion, and 3) investment liberalisation. The seminar finally explores the recent development of Japan’s agricultural reform to which the Abe administration has committed itself, as a necessary step to accelerate its fuller engagement in negotiations in these regional integration frameworks.
Takashi Terada is a professor of international relations, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. He has also held academic positions at National University of Singapore, Waseda University, University of Warwick and Woodrow Wilson Center. His areas of expertise include international relations in Asia and the Pacific and theoretical and empirical studies of regionalism. The recipient of the 2005 J.G. Crawford Award, Terada received his Ph.D. from Australian National University in 1999.
Marie Söderberg, Director, European Institute of Japanese Studies
Moderator: Linus Hagström, Senior Research Fellow, UI.
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 30, 15:00-16:30,
Registration from 14:30
Venue: The Swedish Institute of International Affairs,
Drottning Kristinas vägen 37, Stockholm
The event is free of charge.