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[Program in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the I-House]
Program 3 “Japan’s Challenges and Prospects: A View from Southeast Asia”


  • Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012; 1:30-3:30 pm
  • Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
  • Language: English (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Admission: 1,000 yen (Students & IHJ members: Free)
Photo:Tommy KohLecturer: Tommy Koh(Ambassador-at-large, Singapore)
Prof. Koh has held prominent positions such as Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Ambassador to the United States. Chairman of the Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore. His publications include The United States and East Asia: Conflict and Co-operation (Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) & Times Academic Press, 1995); co edited The Making of the ASEAN Charter (IPS & World Scientific Publishing, 2009).

Discussants:
Shiraishi Takashi (President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
Graduated from the University of Tokyo and obtained a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He has taught at Cornell and Kyoto Universities. His books include An Age in Motion (Cornell University Press 1990; Ohira Masayoshi Asia Pacific Award) and Umi no teikoku [Empires of the Seas] (Chuokoron 2000; Yomiuri-Yoshino Sakuzo Award).

Tanaka Hitoshi (President, Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute)
He was Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan until 2005. He also held prominent positions such as Director-General of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau and the Economic Affairs Bureau. His publications include Reimagining Japan (McKinsey 2011), and Purofeshonaru no kosho-ryoku [The Logic of Strategic Negotiation] (Nikkei Publishing 2009).