Date : March 7, 2019
[March 7, Thursday] FPCJ Symposium: “A Free and Open Indo-Pacific—Ensuring Peace and Prosperity in the Region”
post date : 2019.03.07
“A Free and Open Indo-Pacific—Ensuring Peace and Prosperity in the Region”
【 March 7, Thursday】
On Thursday, March 7, 2019, Foreign Press Center Japan will be holding a symposium on the topic of “A Free and Open Indo-Pacific—Ensuring Peace and Prosperity in the Region.” Panelists will include distinguished journalists and experts from both Japan and abroad (India, Singapore, the US, and the UK), who will be discussing cooperation by the international community and issues to solve to ensure stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific, which will be the driving force behind the global economy in the 21st century.
■ Symposium Outline
- Time and Date: 14:00-17:30, Thursday, March 7, 2019 (doors open at 13：30)
- Venue: 10F Hall, Nippon Press Center Building (http://www.presscenter.co.jp/access.html)
- Organized by: Foreign Press Center Japan (FPCJ)
- Supporter: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)
- Attendance Fee: Free
- Language: English and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)
■Keynote Speaker, Moderator, and Panelists
-Keynote Speaker and Panelist: Dr. Akihiko Tanaka (President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS))
-Moderator and Commentator: Mr. Hiroyuki Akita (Nikkei Commentator, The Nikkei)
-Dr. Masayuki Tadokoro (Professor, Keio University Faculty of Law)
-Mr. Steven Lee Myers (Beijing Correspondent, The New York Times) (USA)
-Mr. Gideon Rachman (Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator, The Financial Times) (UK)
-Mr. Ravi Velloor (Associate Editor, The Straits Times) (Singapore)
-Mr. Pramit Pal Chaudhuri (Foreign Editor, Hindustan Times) (India)
■Topic: A Free and Open Indo-Pacific—Ensuring Peace and Prosperity in the Region
Free, open, and stable oceans form the foundation for the peace, stability, and prosperity of international society, and are an urgent issue for the international community. In particular, the Indo-Pacific region has great potential to be a center for global growth, and ensuring it remains free and open, with order under the rule of law, is vital to global stability and prosperity. The importance of this has been recognized by the G7 and in other international forums.
This symposium will discuss what steps the international community should take to solve issues and ensure stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific, which will be the driving force behind the global economy this century.
14:00 Opening remarks, FPCJ President Kiyotaka Akasaka
14:05-14:25 Keynote speech, Dr. Akihiko Tanaka (President, GRIPS)
“What is the goal of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific?”
14:25-15:30 Panel discussion (Session 1)
“Order and Prosperity in the Indo-Pacific: Current Situation and Challenges”
15:45-17:00 Panel discussion (Session 2)
“Toward Growth and Prosperity in the Indo-Pacific: Can the International Community Cooperate?”
17:00-17:25 Q&A session, final summary by moderator
*The specifics of the schedule, time, and panelists may change.
*A video recording will be made of the panel discussion.
Members of the audience may appear in this film. Please be aware that the images and audio
recorded may be used for various purposes, including promotional or as part of a business report.
Foreign Press Center Japan Strategic Communications Division