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Date : May 20, 2019

Video report: The Future of Japan-China Relations—Ahead of the G20 Osaka Summit (Prof. Shin Kawashima, The University of Tokyo)

post date : 2019.05.21

With summits between Japan and China resuming in 2018, Japan-China relations seem to be improving. Given this, preparations are expected to begin in earnest for President Xi Jinping to visit Japan near the end of June, to coincide with the G20 Osaka Summit. This would be the first visit to Japan by a Chinese president since 2010, and the first visit by President Xi Jinping since becoming president. What developments will occur towards the “new era in Japan-China relations” Prime Minister Abe has called for?


With the effects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative also being a subject of great interest to the international community, the FPCJ  invited Dr. Shin Kawashima, a professor at the Department of International Relations of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at The University of Tokyo and an expert in the history of Chinese diplomacy and international relations in East Asia, to discuss this topic.

The briefing had a total of 34 participants, including 16 journalists from China, India, Taiwan, Singapore, France, and the USA.


  Material (Japanese only): 

 The Future of Japan-China Relations—Ahead of the G20 Osaka Summit


- Theme: The Future of Japan-China Relations—Ahead of the G20 Osaka Summit

- Briefer: Dr. Shin Kawashima, Professor, Department of International Relations, Graduate School of Arts and Science, The University of Tokyo

- Date: May 20 (Mon), 2019, 14:00-15:30

- Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)



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