The EU and Japan: A New Chapter in Civilian Power Cooperation?
Wednesday 30 September 2015 , 16:00 - 19:00
The relationship between the EU and Japan is still one of the central axes of world order. Nevertheless, Japan and the EU sometimes look peripheral to each other and the relationship is widely acknowledged to have significant untapped potential. Deploying the concept of civilian power, the book takes a fresh look at this important relationship, in a post-Fukushima, post-sovereign debt crisis world, presenting a detailed analysis of their bilateral regulatory environment and negotiation processes.
This seminar will highlight the positive effects of joint European and Japanese contributions to global governance – how both sides can jointly respond to global challenges and how they can cooperate on such diverse issues as trade, finance, development, food security, environment/climate change, renewable energy, nuclear safety and Research & Innovation, and seek to answer the following questions:
16:30-16:35 Welcome by the Chair Ms Theresa Fallon, Senior Associate, European Institute for Asian Studies
16:35-16:40 Introductory Remarks H.E. Mr Keiichi Katakami, Ambassador of Japan to the EU
16:40-16:55 Presentation of the Book Dr Hartmut Mayer, University of Oxford
16:55-17:45 Panel Discussion
Frederik Ponjaert, Universite Libre de Bruxelles Mr Gijs Berends, DG Trade, European Commission Representative from DG Climate Dr Anne Haglund Morrissey, Directorate C – International Cooperation, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
18:30 Networking Reception
European Institute of Asian Studies
Rue de la Loi 67