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Osaka University International Symposium #2: Non-American Directions in Japan’s Security

2017-1-16 (Mon) - 2017-1-17 (Tue)

Osaka University International Symposium #2: Non-American Directions in Japan’s Security

Date: 16 - 17 January 2017 (Monday - Tuesday)

Venue: Office for University-Industry Collaboration (Building A), Suita Campus, Osaka University

http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/access/index.html#suita (Access map)

http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/access/suita (Suita Campus Map: #47)

DAY 1: 16 January 2017 (Monday)

09:00: Registration, Morning Coffee/Tea, Onigiri, pastry, etc.

09:25 - 09:30: Opening Remarks: Paul Midford

09:30 - 10:30: Session 1

Presenter: Paul Midford (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Title: “Introduction”

Chair/Discussant: Wilhelm Vosse

10:40 - 11:40: Session 2

Presenter: Takeshi Yuzawa (Hosei University)

Title: “Security Multilateralism in Japan’s East Asian Strategy- Implications for the decentering argument”

Chair/Discussant: Paul Midford

11:50 - 12:50: Session 3

Presenter: Wilhelm Vosse (ICU)

Title: “Decentering after Developing Independent Political and Military Capabilities? Japan’s Counter-Piracy Mission and Beyond”

Chair/Discussant: Andrew Oros

12:50 - 13:40: Lunch Meeting

13:40 - 14:40: Session 4

Presenter: Paul Midford (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Title: “DeCentering from the US in Regional Security Multilateralism: Japan’s Nakayama Proposal of 1991”

Chair/Discussant: Yukiko Takezawa

14:50 - 15:50: Session 5

Presenter: Andrew Oros (Washington College)

Title: “An American Perspective on Decentering”

Chair/Discussant: Takeshi Yuzawa

16:00 - 17:00: Session 6

Presenter: Bryce Wakefield (Leiden University)

Title: “The Collective Self-Defense Debate as an Impediment to Diversification”

Chair/Discussant: Yone Sugita

17:00-18:00: Session 7

Presenter: Yone Sugita (Osaka University)

Title: “Three-Way Struggle for Initiative in the Korean Peninsula”

Chair/Discussant: Bjorn Gronning

18:15 - 19:45: Welcome Supper

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DAY 2: 17 January 2016 (Tuesday)

09:00: Morning Coffee/Tea, Onigiri, pastry, etc.

09:30 - 10:30: Session 8

Presenter: Thomas Wilkins (University of Sydney)

Title: “The Burgeoning Security Relationship with Australia’: A ‘special’ strategic partnership”

Chair/Discussant: Yukiko Takezawa

10:40 - 11:40: Session 9

Presenter: Bjorn Gronning (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Title: “What’s in a Name? Security cooperation under Japan’s “Strategic Partnerships” with the Philippines and Vietnam”

Chair/Discussant: Bryce Wakefield

11:50 - 12:50: Session 10

Presenter: Yukiko Takezawa (Osaka University)

Title: “Japan’s Peace-building Policy: European Influences and Cooperation”

Chair/Discussant: Thomas Wilkins

12:50 - 13:00: Wrap-up

13:00 - 15:00: Lunch Meeting

Date: 2017-1-16 (Mon) - 2017-1-17 (Tue)
Organizer: SUGITA Yoneyuki Lab.
Sponsored: 2016-2017 Program for Promoting International Joint Research
Venue: Office for University-Industry Collaboration (Building A), Suita Campus, Osaka University
Registration: Registration by email is required for this symposium.
Contact: SUGITA Yoneyuki Lab.
sugita@lang.osaka-u.ac.jp

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