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Security Environment in East Asia: Japanese Perspective

Mr. Shingo YAMAGAMI      

Abstract: The speaker will share his views on security situation in East Asia, especially on the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan Strait, the South and East China Seas. While trying to analyze commonality as well as differences, he would like to draw lessons and focus on what Hong Kong and Japan can and should do.

The speaker: Mr. Shingo YAMAGAMI is the Director General (Acting) of the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) since October 2015.  After graduating from University of Tokyo (Faculty of Law), he entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in 1984. His previous posting was Ambassador for Policy Planning and International Security Policy, and Deputy Director-General of Foreign Policy Bureau (2014-2015). His diplomatic experience includes Political Minister in London (2009-12), Director of Second North America Division (2003-04), Consul in Hong Kong (1998-2000) and Deputy Director of China and Mongolia Division (1996-98). He has wide experience in legal and treaty affairs, where he served as Director of Treaties Division (2004-07) and then Deputy Director-General of International Legal Affairs Bureau (2012-14). His engagement with treaty-making includes Counsellor at the Permanent Mission in Geneva (2000-03) as well as Deputy Director of WTO Office of MOFA (1993-96). He has also taught international law and politics at the Graduate school of University of Tokyo.

Time 12:30-14:00, Thursday, 15 June 2017

Lunch Fee Free Admission

Venue Room 505, Conference Room, 5/F, Esther Lee Building 利黃瑤璧樓505室

Language English

Registration https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=3444124