Abstract of the International Symposium (August 6, 2004)

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  • Date
  • August 6, 2004
  • Location:
  • Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, Hyogo
  • Details
  • (1)Commemorative Lecture(13:15-14:45)
  • (2)Discussion
  • (15:00~16:30)
    • Panelists
    • Yoshiaki Kawata
    • Executive Director, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation institution / Director, Research Center for Disaster Reduction System, Kyoto University
    • Akio Nomura
    • Chairman, Federation of Chamber of Committee and Industry in Osaka Prefecture / Chairman, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
    • Hiroaki Fujii
    • Advisor, The Japan Foundation / Chairman, Mori Arts Center
    • Jusuf Wanandi
    • Co-Founder, Member, Board of Trustees and Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies(CSIS), Jakarta
    • Makoto Iokibe(coordinator)
    • Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University
    • 〔Japanese syllabary order〕

The International Symposium was opened with greetings from Mr. Satoshi Iue, Representative Director of the Awaji Conference, followed by a welcome tribute from Governor Toshizo Ido of Hyogo Prefecture, and a commemorative lecture by Professor Don Oberdorfer, Journalist and Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University's Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. on the theme of "Dynamism and Security in Northeast Asia."

In the lecture, Professor Oberdorfer analyzed the changes in the respective security policies of Japan, China, Republic of Korea and North Korea. He asserted that North Asian security depends on how the nuclear issue of North Korea is handled and also said that he thought Japan's approach towards North Korea is right.

In the latter half of the Symposium, Professor Makoto Iokibe of the Graduate School of Law, Kobe University served as the coordinator for the panel discussion, during which active discussions were held on the theme of "Security and Crisis Management."

The Symposium was attended by Their Excellencies the Ambassador of Mongolia to Japan and Minister of the Republic of Indonesia to Japan, as well as about 230 people from 11 countries, who listened to the discussion with keen interest.

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