Date : November 16, 2023
50th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation—Issues and Outlook （Dr. Mie Oba, Professor, the Faculty of Law, Kanagawa University）
post date : 2023.11.02
This year marks the 50th year of ASEAN-Japan friendship and cooperation, and the leaders of ASEAN member states will be invited to Tokyo for a Commemorative Summit from December 16 to 18.
With escalating US-China tensions, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and China’s continued assertive behaviors in the South and East China Seas, the world’s power balance is shifting, and the stability of the Indo-Pacific region is uncertain. Japan and ASEAN, a growing presence in international society, can play significant roles in ensuring peace and stability in the region, and there are hopes they will further enhance their cooperation. To achieve a Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP), Japan supports ASEAN unity and centrality and the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP). How will Japan strengthen its partnership with ASEAN going forward, and can it suggest a course towards prospering together?
Dr. Mie Oba, a professor at the Kanagawa University Faculty of Law, is an expert in International Relations, particularly in the area of international politics in East Asia and the Asia Pacific, including ASEAN, and is the chairperson of the Japanese government’s Expert Panel for the 50th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation. On the 50th year of ASEAN-Japan friendship and cooperation, the FPCJ has invited Dr. Oba to discuss related issues and its future outlook.
■Please note that you cannot physically attend this briefing, as it will be a Zoom webinar.
■Date: Nov 16 (Thu), 2023, 14:00-15:30 (Deadline for application: Noon, Wed, Nov 15)
■Theme: 50th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation—Issues and Outlook
■Briefer: Dr. Mie Oba, Professor, the Faculty of Law, Kanagawa University
■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation
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