Reasearch and Policy Recommendation

Policy Plenary Meetings

The Policy Plenary Meeting is the core of CEAC activities and a place for Think-tank Members, Intellectual Members, and Corporate Members to assemble and exchange their knowledge, information and views and share the awareness of the issues and their strategic implications by conducting face-to-face discussions. The Policy Plenary Meeting focuses on keynote presentations by Council Members or guest expert speakers, followed by intensive discussions among the Members, and adopts reports, appeals or recommendations on the respective issues.

The Policy Plenary Meeting maintains close working relationship with the government ministries and agencies concerned and receives briefings from the government officials such as Counselors of CEAC, and submits to the government reports on the results of research studies and/or policy recommendations.

Also, it endeavors to enlighten public opinion on the concept of an "East Asian Community" by conducting town meetings and public relations activities through the website.



2020

The 86th Policy Plenary Meeting December 3
Possibility of Building a New Architecture in the Mekong Region
Reporter:
Prof. IGARASHI Seiichi
Professor of the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Chiba University

The 85th Policy Plenary Meeting September 28
COVID-19 and Democracy in Southeast Asia
Reporter:
Prof. Honna Jun
Professor, Ritsumeikan University

The 84th Policy Plenary Meeting September 15
Asian Economic Partnership in the era of Post-COVID 19
Reporter:
Prof. SHINODA Kunihiko
Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

The 83rd Policy Plenary Meeting July 12
The Regional Cooperation in Asia Against the Novel Infectious Disease
Reporter:
Dr. ONIMARU Takeshi
Professor/Vice Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation, Kyushu University



2019

The 82nd Policy Plenary Meeting July 12
Japan's Strategic Economic Diplomacy: Political Influence of Regional Integration
Reporter:
Dr. TERADA Takashi
Professor, Doshisya University Deputy Secretary-General, Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat

The 81th Policy Plenary Meeting April 19
Current trends and Future Challenges in the Trilateral Cooperation
Reporter:
Mr. YAMAMOTO Yasushi
Deputy Secretary-General, Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat

The 80th Policy Plenary Meeting February 7
Japan's ASEAN dilomacy
Reporter:
Mr. TAKAHASHI Naoki
Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister (Regional Policy Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau) , Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan



2018

The 79th Policy Plenary Meeting July 13
The Prospects of Japan - U.S.- China Relations in East Asia
Reporter:
Mr. AKITA Hiroyuki
Commentator, Nihon Keizai Shinbun

The 78th Policy Plenary Meeting January 26
After the closing of ASEAN-related Summit Meetings
Reporter:
Mr. MIYAMOTO Tetsuji
Director, Regional Policy Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan



2017

The 77th Policy Plenary Meeting December 5
Trends of Security Mechanism in North East Asia
Reporter:
Dr. ITO Go
Direct of Research, The Japan Forum on International Relations / Professor, Meiji University

The 76th Policy Plenary Meeting July 13
Korea's Trends in the Regional Cooperation in Eat Asia
Reporter:
Dr. NISHINO Junya
Professor, Keio University

The 75th Policy Plenary Meeting March 24
Current Situation and Future Prospects of the Economic Integration in the East Asia
Reporter:
Dr. NAKAGAWA Junji
Professor, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo



2016

The 74th Policy Plenary Meeting October 27
Summing up EAF Annual Conference, NEAT Annual Conference and NTCT Annual Conference
Reporter:
Amb. ISHIGAKI Yasuji
Trustee, The Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc.
Mr. SHINTANI Daisuke
Senior Economist Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute
Mr. IGARASHI Ataru
Associate Professor, the University of Tokyo

The 73rd Policy Plenary Meeting June 29
Integration of East Asia After the Establishment of the ASEAN Community
Reporter:
Dr. OBA Mie
Professor, Tokyo University of Science

The 72nd Policy Plenary Meeting March 24
On China’s Domestic and Foreign Affairs after the National People's Congress
Reporter:
Dr. ZHU Jianrong
Professor, Toyo Gakuen University

The 71st Policy Plenary Meeting February 10
After the closing of Trilateral Summit and ASEAN-related Summit Meetings
Reporter:
Mr. ANDO Toshihide
Director, Regional Policy Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan



2015

The 70th Policy Plenary Meeting October 13
Summing up NTCT Annual Conference and NEAT Annual Conference
Reporter:
Amb. ISHIGAKI Yasuji
Trustee, The Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc.
Prof. KAWAI Masahiro
Professor, Graduate school of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo
Prof. SAITO Naoki
Professor, Yamanashi Prefectural University
Prof. SUGIMURA Miki
Professor, Sophia University
Prof. YAMADA Yoshihiko
Professor, Tokai University
Mr. KIKUCHI Yona
Senior Research Fellow, The Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc.

The 69th Policy Plenary Meeting June 26
AIIB and Integration of Economic in East Asia

The 68th Policy Plenary Meeting April 2
Current trends and Future Challenges in the trilateral cooperation

The 67th Policy Plenary Meeting January 21
Summing up NEAT Annual Conference in Phnom Penh and East Asia Forum in Bandar Seri Begawan
Reporter:
Amb. ISHIGAKI Yasuji
Councilor, The Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc.
Prof. SUGIMURA Miki
Vice President for Academic Exchange, Sophia University
Prof. YAMAMOTO Daisuke
Executive Vice President / Senior Economist, Sojitz Research Institute
Mr. KIKUCHI Yona
Senior Research Fellow, JFIR


2014

The 65th Policy Plenary Meeting September 8
Shadow side of East Asian Economic Growth
Reporter:
Amb. ISHIKAWA Kaoru
Senior Executive Director, The Japan Forum on International Relations

The 64th Policy Plenary Meeting June 24
Current Situation and Future Prospects of the Regional Cooperation in Eat Asia
Reporter:
Mr. YAMAMOTO Yasushi
Director, Regional Policy Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The 63rd Policy Plenary Meeting April 22
Trends of domestic and foreign policy in the Xi Jinping regime
Reporter:
Dr. TAKAHARA Akio
Professor, the University of Tokyo

The 62nd Policy Plenary Meeting February 7
RCEP, TPP and China's Trade Strategy
Reporter:
Dr. WANG Dapeng
Professor, Faculty of Economics, Toyama University

The 61st Policy Plenary Meeting January 14
After the closing of ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit and ASEAN-related Summit Meetings
Reporter:
Mr. YANAGI Hidenao
Deputy Director-General, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau / Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan


2013

The 60th Policy Plenary Meeting November 1
Growth Strategy and East Asia’s Supply chain
Reporter:
Mr. ISHIGURO Norihiko
Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

The 59th Policy Plenary Meeting September 19
Summing up East Asia Forum in kyoto and NEAT Annual Conference in Kuala Lumpur
Reporter:
Amb. HIRABAYASHI Hiroshi
Vice President, The Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR)
 
Amb. ISHIKAWA Kaoru
Senior Executive Director/ Director of Research, JFIR
 
Prof. SATO Teiichi
Honorary Executive Director, Tokyo National Museum
 
Dr. SHINDO Eiichi
Professor Emeritus of University of Tsukuba
 
Mr. KIKUCHI Yona
Senior Research Fellow, JFIR

The 58th Policy Plenary Meeting June 25
Regional Integration of Finance in East Asian Community
Reporter:
Prof. KAWAI Masahiro
Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute

The 57th Policy Plenary Meeting March 18
Possibility of regional integration leading by a rising nation
Reporter:
Prof. Chang XIN
Professer, Faculty of Economics, Fukui Prefectural University

The 56th Policy Plenary Meeting February 18
After the closing of ASEAN-related Summit Meetings
Reporter:
Mr. IYORI Makoto
Director, Regional Policy Division, Asian and Oceanian Affaris Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan


2012

The 55th Policy Plenary Meeting December 17
After the closing of East Asia Vision Group II
Reporter:
Prof. TANAKA Akihiko
Professor, the University of Tokyo/ President, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

The 54th Policy Plenary Meeting September 27
Summing up East Asia Forum in Nay Pyi Taw and NEAT Annual Conference in Beijing
Reporter:
Amb. HIRABAYASHI Hiroshi
Vice President, The Japan Forum on International Relations
 
Amb. ISHIGAKI Yasuji
Special Assistant to the Foreign Minister/ Delegate to AALCO
 
Dr. OKAZAKI Kenji
Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
 
Dr. SAKAMOTO Masahiro
Superior Research Fellow, The Japan Forum on International Relations
 
Dr. HABA Kumiko
Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
 
Mr. KIKUCHI Yona
Senior Research Fellows, the Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc.

The 53rd Policy Plenary Meeting July 20
After the closing of Japan-China-ROK Trilateral Summit
Reporter:
Mr. YAMANOUCHI Kanji
Deputy Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

The 52nd Policy Plenary Meeting June 22
Towards the Formation of the Basis for an East Asian Ius Commune
Reporter:
Prof. MATSUMOTO Tsuneo
Professor, Hitotsubashi University

The 51st Policy Plenary Meeting April 13
Exchanges in the field of Education, Culture and science in East Asia
Reporter:
Mr. KURAMOCHI Takao
Director-General for International Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

The 50th Policy Plenary Meeting February 21
TPP and Economic Integration in East Asia
Reporter:
Prof. URATA Shujiro
Professor, Waseda University

The 49th Policy Plenary Meeting January 13
Security and East Asian Community
Reporter:
Prof. YAMAMOTO Takehiko
Professor, Waseda University


2011

The 48th Policy Plenary Meeting December 19
After the closing of ASEAN Plus Three and East Asia Summit
Reporter:
Mr. ISHIKANE Kimihiro
Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Deputy Director-Generalof the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The 47th Policy Plenary Meeting October 11
Summing up NEAT Annual Conference in Da Nang and East Asia Forum in Chengdu
Reporter:
Mr. HIRABAYASHI Hiroshi
Vice President, The Japan Forum on International Relations
 
Mr. ISHIGAKI Yasuji
Councilor, The Japan Forum on International Relations / former professor, Tokai University Law School
 
Mr. KAWAI Masahiro
Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
 
Prof. OKAZAKI Kenji
Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
 
Mr. KOBORI Shinzo
Research Counselor, Institute for International Policy Studies
 
Mr. TADA Yukio
President and CEO, Sojitz Research Institute, Ltd.

The 46th Policy Plenary Meeting June 14
Analyses on the state of the concept of East Asian Community
Reporter:
Prof. HABA Kumiko
Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
 
Prof. HIRONO Ryokichi
Professor Emeritus, Seikei University
Commentator:
Prof. ITO Kenichi
President and CEO, the Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc

The 45th Policy Plenary Meeting March 11
Necessity and Possibility of Common Currency in East Asia
Reporter:
Prof. KONDO Takehiko
Professor of Meisei University

The 44th Policy Plenary Meeting January 27
ASEAN+3 Summit and East Asia Summit
Reporter:
Mr.ISHIKANE Kimihiro
Deputy Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan


2010

The 43rd Policy Plenary Meeting (The 2nd CEAC-ISAC Joint Study Meeting) October 29
Food Security and Community Building in East Asia
Reporter:
Prof. OHGA Keiji
Professor of Nihon University

The 42nd Policy Plenary Meeting September 21
Summing up NEAT Annual Conference in Manila and East Asia Forum in Dalat
Reporter:
Prof. HIRABAYASHI Hiroshi
Vice president, the Japan Forum on International Relations
 
Prof. HIRONO Ryokichi
Professor Emeritus, Seikei University
 
Prof. KAWAI Masahiro
Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
 
Prof. KONDO Takehiko
Professor, Meisei University
 
Prof. OHGA Keiji
Professor, Nihon University
 
Prof. SHINDO Eiichi
Professor Emeritus, Tsukuba University
 
Mr. TAKAHATA Akio
Deputy Chief Editorial Writer, The Sankei Shimbun
 
Mr. YANO Takuya
Senior Research Fellow, the Japan Forum on International Relations

The 41st Policy Plenary Meeting (The 1st CEAC-ISAC Joint Study Meeting) July 22
The East Asian Community-Building Entering its Second Stage
Reporter:
Prof. SHINDO Eiichi
President of the International Academic Society for Asian Community

The 40th Policy Plenary Meeting May 20
The Beginning of a New Chapter towards the Establishment of an ASEAN community
Reporter:
Amb. KATORI Yoshinori
Director-General of Foreign Service Training Institute and former Ambassador for ASEAN

The 39th Policy Plenary Meeting March 17
The Prospects and Future Challenges in the Concept of East Asian Community
Reporter:
Prof. ITO Kenichi
President and CEO, the Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc

The 38th Policy Plenary Meeting February 19
The Recent Development and Future Challenges in the Regional Cooperation in Finance
Reporter:
KAWAI Masahiro
Dean of Asian Development Bank Institute

The 37th Policy Plenary Meeting January 19
Japan-China-ROK Trilateral Summit, ASEAN+3 Summit and East Asia Summit
Reporter:
KOHARA Masahiro
Deputy Director-General of Asia and Oceanian Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan


2009

The 36th Policy Plenary Meeting December 2
The Recent Development and Future Challenges in the Regional Cooperation in the Cultural Exchange
Reporter:
SHIRAISHI Saya
Professor of the University of Tokyo

The 35th Policy Plenary Meeting October 28
The Recent Development and Future Challenges in the Regional Cooperation in Politics and Security
Reporter:
FUKUSHIMA Akiko
Senior Fellow of the Japan Foundation

The 34th Policy Plenary Meeting September 28
Summing up NEAT Annual Conference and East Asia Forum in Seoul
Reporter:
ITO Kenichi
President and CEO, the Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc.
 
HIRONO Ryokichi
Professor Emeritus, Seikei University
 
KAWAI Masahiro
Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
 
SHINDO Eiichi
Professor Emeritus, Tsukuba University
 
YANO Takuya
Senior Research Fellow

The 33rd Policy Plenary Meeting July 24
Summing up NEAT WGs
Reporter:
HIRONO Ryokichi
Professor Emeritus, Seikei University
 
KAWATO Akio
General Manager, Japan-World Trends
 
MURAKAMI Masayasu
Executive Director, The Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc.
 
OHGA Keiji
Professor, Nihon University
 
HATAKEYAMA Noboru
Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation

The 32nd Policy Plenary Meeting April 27
The Recent Development and Future Challenges in the Regional Cooperation in Environment and Energy
Reporter:
HIRONO Ryokichi
Professor Emeritus of Seikei University

The 31st Policy Plenary Meeting March 18
Japan-China-ROK Trilateral Summit and the Prospect of an East Asian Community
Reporter:
KOHARA Masahiro
Deputy Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan


2008

The 30th Policy Plenary Meeting November 27
The Recent Development and Future Challenges in the Regional Cooperation in Trade and Investment
Reporter:
URATA Shujiro
Professor of Waseda University

The 29th Policy Plenary Meeting October 15
Positions of the United States and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in an East Asian Community
Reporter:
JIMBO Ken
Associate Professor of Keio University
 
YAMAZAWA Ippei
Professor Emeritus of Hitotsubashi University

The 28th Policy Plenary Meeting September 19
Summing up NEAT Annual Conference in Indonesia
Reporter:
ITO Kenichi
President of CEAC
 
HIRONO Ryokichi
Vice President of CEAC, Professor Emeritus of Seikei University
 
OGASAWARA Takayuki
Member of CEAC, Professor of Yamanashi Gakuin University
 
SHINDO Eiichi
Vice President of CEAC, Professor Emeritus of Tsukuba University
 
MURAKAMI Masayasu
Executive Vice President of CEAC

The 27th Policy Plenary Meeting July 23
The Trends of EAS Countries and the Relationship between APT and EAS
Reporter:
SOEYA Yoshihide
Professor of Keio University

The 26th Policy Plenary Meeting May 21
China's Stance towards an East Asian Community
Reporter:
AMAKO Satoshi
Professor of  Waseda University

The 25th Policy Plenary Meeting April 25
South Korea's Stance towards an East Asian Community
Reporter:
FUKAGAWA Yukiko
Professor of Waseda University

The 24th Policy Plenary Meeting March 31
ASEAN's Stance towards an East Asian Community
Reporter:
OGASAWARA Takayuki
Professor of Yamanashi Gakuin University


2007

The 23rd Policy Plenary Meeting December 19
The 11th ASEAN+3 Summit and the 3rd East Asia Summit
Reporter:
IHARA Junichi
Deputy Director-General, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The 22nd Policy Plenary Meeting September 21
Overviewing the NEAT Annual Conference in Singapore
Reporter:
ITO Kenichi
President, CEAC
 
KAWAI Masahiro
Member of the CEAC, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
 
SHINDO Eiichi
Member of the CEAC, Professor Emeritus, Seikei University
 
HIRONO Ryokichi
ember of the CEAC, Professor Emeritus, Seikei University
 
YMASHITA Eiji
Member of the CEAC, Professor, Osaka City University
 
MURAKAMI Masayasu
Acting Executive Vice President, CEAC

The 21st Policy Plenary Meeting July 11
On the Asian Gate Initiative
Reporter:
Prof. ITOH Motoshige
Vice President of the CEAC, Professor of the University of Tokyo

The 20th Policy Plenary Meeting April 24
Possibility and Prospect of Financial Cooperation in East Asia
Reporter:
Mr. UTSUMI Makoto
resident and CEO of the Japan Credit Rating Agency, former Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs

The 19th Policy Plenary Meeting January 30
The 10th ASEAN+3 Summit and 2nd East Asia Summit
Reporter:
Mr. ATSUMI Chihiro
Director General of Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
AIKAWA Kazutoshi
Director of Regional Policy Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The 10th ASEAN+3 Summit and the 2nd East Asia Summit (Memorandum)


2006

The 18th Policy Plenary Meeting November 7
Japan's Economic Strategy towards East Asian Regional Integration
Reporter:
TOYODA Masakazu
Director-General of the International Trade Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

The 17th Policy Plenary Meeting August 10th
Towards the NEAT Kuala Lumpur Annual Conference
Reporter:
AIKAWA Kazutoshi
Director of Regional Policy Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
MATSUNO Daisuke
Deputy Director, International Economic Affairs Division, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
 
SHIBATA Keiji
Deputy Director, Regional Financial Co-operation Division, International Bureau, Ministry of Financ

The 16th Policy Plenary Meeting July 31
ASEAN Post Ministerial Conference (PMC)
Reporter:
TAKADA Toshihisa
Deputy Director-General, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
YAMADA Takio
Director, Regional Policy Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The 15th Policy Plenary Meeting May 31
Evaluation of the Outcome of the Hyderabad Meeting(the 9thASEAN+3 Finance Ministers' Meeting)
Reporter:
IDO Kiyoto
Director General, International Bureau, Ministry of Finance

The 14th Policy Plenary Meeting April 14
How should We Promote Cooperation in the Fields of Currency / Finance and Trade / Investment in East Asia?
Reporter:
YOSHITOMI Masaru
Director of WG on "Trade-FDI-Technology Linkages in East Asia" / President & Chief Research Officer, Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry
 
ASAMI Tadahiro
Director of WG on "Intra-Regional Exchange Rate Stability and Prevention of Financial Crisis in East Asia" / Managing Director, Institute for International Monetary Affairs

The 13th Policy Plenary Meeting March 23
"NAKASONE Yasuhiro, Chairman of CEAC, Gives his Views on the Concept of an East Asian Community."
Reporter:
NAKASONE Yasuhiro
Chairman of CEAC, Gives his Views on the Concept of an East Asian Community

The 12th Policy Plenary Meeting February 16
Non-traditional Security Issues and Environmental Cooperation in East Asia
Reporter:
SHIRAISHI Takashi
Director of WG on "Overall Architecture of Community Building in East Asia"
Commentator:
TAKADA Toshihisa
Deputy Director-General, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


2005

The 11th Policy Plenary Meeting December 21
Assessment of "ASEAN+3 Summit" and "East Asia Summit"
Reporter:
TAKADA Toshihisa
Deputy Director-General, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
YAMADA Takio
Director, Regional Policy Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Commentator:
TANAKA Hitoshi
former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan

The 10th Policy Plenary Meeting August 11th
Towards the NEAT Tokyo Annual Conference
Reporter:
ITO Kenichi
President, CEAC
 
YAMADA Takio
Director, Regional Policy Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
TANAKA Akihiko
Professor, the University of Tokyo / Director, WG on "Overall Architecture of Community Building in East Asia"
 
OSHITOMI Masaru
PPresident and CRO, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) / Director, WG on "Resolving New Global Imbalances in an Era of Asian Economic Integration"


In the first year (June 2004 - May 2005)

In the first year (June 2004 - May 2005), the activities were conducted under the basic theme of "The State of the Concept of East Asian Community and Japan's Strategic Response thereto" featuring the following three steps:


The Third Step: Deliberations and Release of Policy Report

The 9th Policy Plenary Meeting May 24
The 9th Policy Plenary Meeting
Reporter:
ITO Kenichi
Director-General for Policy Coordination, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The 8th Policy Plenary Meeting March 23
"The State of the Concept of East Asian Community and Japan's Strategic Response thereto"
Reporter:
TANAKA Akihiko
Professor, the University of Tokyo (Final draft of the Policy Report)
Deliberationand Adoption :All the Members

The 7th Policy Plenary Meeting January 24
"The Present State of East Asian Community Building, Background, and Japan's National Strategy"
Reporter:
TANAKA Akihiko
Professor, the University of Tokyo (Final draft of the Policy Report)
Deliberationand Adoption :All the Members


The Second Step: Free Discussion on the Nature of Japan's National Strategy

The 6th Policy Plenary Meeting December 20
"Political, Social and Cultural Cooperation in East Asia"
Reporter:
WATANABE Akio
President, Research Institute for Peace and Security
 
YAMAKAGE Susumu
Professor, the University of Tokyo
 
KONDO Seiichi
Director-General, Public Diplomacy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The 5th Policy Plenary Meeting November 15
"Financial, and Trade and Investment Cooperation in East Asia"
Reporter:
ITO Motoshige
Professor, the University of Tokyo
 
KURODA Haruhiko
Special Advisor to the Cabinet

The 4th Policy Plenary Meeting October 19
"The Concept of East Asian Community and the National Strategies of China, South Korea and ASEAN"
Reporter:
KOJIMA Tomoyuki
Professor, Keio University
 
OKONOGI Masao
Professor, Keio University
 
NISHIMIYA Shinichi
Deputy Director-General, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The 3rd Policy Plenary Meeting September 22
"What is East Asia? Its Historical and Cultural Foundations"
Reporter:
SHIRAISHI Takashi
Professor, Kyoto University
 
AOKI Tamotsu
Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

2004

The First Step: Reports on the Current Situation, Background and Contentious Issues

The 2nd Policy Plenary Meeting July 26
"Is East Asian Community Really Necessary and Possible?"

Sub-Themes:   (1) Japan's position vis-à-vis China
(2) What is "East Asia" and what is its geographical scope?
(3) How will Japan relate the importance of the Japan-US relationship?
(4) Can the Japan-China and Japan-Korea relationships overcome differences in perceptions of history?
(5) Ultimately, will an East Asian Community serve Japan's national interests?
(6) Any other things which should be discussed on this occasion

The 1st Policy Plenary Meeting June 24
"The State of the Concept of East Asian Community and its Issues"
Reporter:
TANAKA Hitoshi
DeputyMinister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
Commentator:
TANAKA Akihiko
Professor, the University of Tokyo