Special Seminar on Diplomacy in East Asia

The Asia Research Centre, CBS and the Japanese Embassy in Copenhagen are pleased to announce a Special Seminar on Diplomacy in East Asia: Japan, US and China relations in the 21st century.

We are increasingly witnessing the rising power of China today. Amid the changing balance of power in East Asia and beyond, what role can Japan play? In this special seminar, Prof. Dr. Toshihiro Minohara, a leading scholar on Japan's Foreign Policy from Kobe University, will discuss the current Japanese foreign policy and its development. His presentation will be followed by a panel debate and questions from the audience. The seminar will be moderated by former Danish Ambassador to Japan/upcoming Danish Ambassador to India, Mr. Freddy Svane. Everyone interested in Japan, China, or International Politics in East Asia is highly encouraged to attend the seminar.


14:00-14:15 Opening Remarks
Professor Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard, Director, Asia Research Centre, CBS.
H.E. Ambassador Seiichi Kondo, Ambassador of Japan.
H.E. Ambassador Freddy Svane, Former Ambassador to Japan, coming Ambassador to India.

14:15-15:00 Keynote speech
Professor Toshihiro Minohara, Kobe University
"The International Context of Japanese foreign relations: Japan's Role in East Asia"

15:00-15:15 Coffee break

15:15-15:50 Panelists' Remarks
Dr. Yang Jiang. Asia Research Centre, CBS
PhD Fellow Jens Sejrup, Section for Asian Studies, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Copenhagen University
H.E. Ambassador Seiichi Kondo

15:50-16:00 Comments
H.E. Ambassador Freddy Svane

16:00-16:15 Break

16:15-17:00 Discussion
moderated by H.E. Ambassador Freddy Svane

Toshihiro Minohara is Professor of Japanese Political and Diplomatic History at Kobe Univesity. After obtaining a bachelor's degree in Interantional Relations from University of California, Davis in the United States, Minohara returned to Japan for a master's and a PhD degree in Political Science from Kobe University. Now, still at Kobe University as a professor, he researches and teaches history and politics, specializing in international diplomacy.

All are welcome and participation is free of charge.