International Symposium on "Multidirectional Analyses of Japan-India"

Posted February 15, 2017

University of Tokyo Press is going to publish Introduction to Contemporary Japan-India Relations (edited by Takenori Horimoto) in late February. It is said to be the first academic book on Japan-India relations in Japanese since 1993. In the volume, the leading academics from Japan, India, the United States and Australia analyze the multidirectional aspects of the relations. It must be the long-awaited and timely publication in the era of the “Indo-Pacific.” On this opportunity, we invite fourteen contributors of the volume to introduce their arguments.

Date : March 3, 2017 (Friday) 13:30~18:00 (doors open at 13:00)
Venue : The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), International Conference Hall of the SPF Building, Toranomon, Tokyo
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Opening Session 13:30-14:00                 
Opening Address : Junko Chano (Executive Director, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation)
Congratulatory Address: Hiroshi Hirabayashi (President, The Japan-India Association)
Convener’s Remarks: Takenori Horimoto (Visiting Professor, Gifu Women’s University)

The 1st Session (Political Aspects) 14:00-15:20
(1) “Japan’s Marginalization in India’s Foreign Policy” Toru Ito (Associate Professor, National Defense Academy)
(2) “Formation and Expansion of the Strategic Partnership” Marie Izuyama (Head, Asia and Africa Division, The National Institute of Defense Studies)
(3) “Turn to Cooperation on Nuclear Issues” Kazutoshi Tamari (Lecturer, University of Kochi)
(4) “The U.S. Bridges Alliance and Alignment with Japan-India Ties” Satu Limaye (Director, The East-West Center in Washington)
(5) Discussssion, Ryohei Kasai (Research Fellow, Gifu Women’s University) / Q & A

Coffee Break 15:20-15:30

The 2nd Session (Economic Aspects) 15:30-16:35  
(1) “Trajectory of Japan-India Economic Relations” Etsuro Ishigami (Professor, Fukuoka University)
(2) “Entry of Japanese Enterprises into India” Takahiro Sato (Professor, Kobe University)
(3) “Emergence of Indian Economy and New Phase of Japan-India Relations” Makoto Kojima (Professor, Takushoku University)
(4) Discussion, Makoto Kojima/ Q & A

The 3rd Session (Multilateral Relations & Prospects) 16:35-17:55
 (1) “Emerging China and Japan-India Relations” Emi Mifune (Professor, Komazawa University)
(2) “Japan–India Relations in a New Geo-strategic Environment of the Indo-Pacific Era” Purnendra Jain (Professor, Adelaide University, Australia)
(3) “Future Prospects of India-Japan Relations and Their Role in the Region” Rajeswari Rajagopalan (Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, India)
(4) “Creative Possibility of Japan-India Relations in the Period of Global Power Transition” Chiharu Takenaka (Professor, Rikkyo University)
(5) Discussion, Nidhi Prasad (Ph.D. candidate, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India) /Q & A

Closing Remarks 17:55-18:00