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"Direction of Stability and Development in Asia - The Role of Japan and the United States" held


On Thursday, July 28, 2016, the symposium entitled "Direction of Stability and Development in Asia - The Role of Japan and the United States" was held at the Osaka University Nakanoshima Center and was hosted by the Osaka International Forum and the Kansai Science Forum. Over 100 attendees participated in this symposium.

President NISHIO Shojiro from co-host Osaka University gave his greeting to attendees, which was followed by a keynote lecture by Osaka University Executive Vice President HOSHINO Toshiya entitled "Is 'Smart Balancing' Possible? The Whereabouts of International Order in East Asia," in which he spoke about the role and efforts of the UN and nations of the region for international peace through collective security and conflict resolution.

Afterwards, main guest speaker and Harvard University Professor Emeritus Dr. Ezra Vogel, known for authoring Japan as Number One, gave a thought-provoking lecture on the cooperation between Japan, China, and the United States in an East Asian international situation centered around China, as well as what these nations should strive for in order to maintain security and continue their development.

In the round table session in Part 2, five panelists spoke about the international situation, economic policies, religion, and cultural exchange of East Asia from their respective fields of expertise, making for a lively discussion with questions from attendees.

A large number of students from Osaka University were in attendance for this lecture, listening intently from start to finish.

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