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Date : March 15, 2022

Video report: Future Outlook for Japan-ASEAN Relations (Dr. Mie Oba, Professor, Kanagawa University Faculty of Law)

post date : 2022.03.15

At a G7 foreign ministers meeting held in the UK in December 2021, foreign ministers from Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states were invited for the first time, demonstrating hopes for the role ASEAN will play in a Free and Open Indo-Pacific. This February, the US Biden administration announced its Indo-Pacific Strategy, which mentioned deepening cooperation with ASEAN as well as clearly stating that the US will intensify its focus in the Indo-Pacific as it faces mounting challenges from China. How should Japan, which has been a world leader in relations with ASEAN and will mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan friendship and cooperation in 2023, develop its relationship with ASEAN for peace and prosperity in the region?


The FPCJ invited Dr. Mie Oba, a professor at Kanagawa University and an expert on Asian international politics, to discuss this topic.


The briefing had a total of 34 participants including journalists from Brazil, China, France, Germany, Portugal, and Vietnam.


Handouts (English only)

■Date: March 15  (Tues), 2022, 11:00-12:30

■Briefer: Dr. Mie Oba, Professor, Kanagawa University Faculty of Law

■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation 


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