In the context of the negotiation of a EU-Japan free trade agreement, Fondation France Japon de l’EHESS is particularly proud to have been selected by the the European Japan Advanced Research Network (EJARN) to organize its annual meeting in Paris on June 24th and 25th 2013.
EJARN is a Europe-wide network of high-level scholars of Japan created in 2008 by Prof. Marie Söderberg, Director of European Institute of Japanese Studies based in Stockholm. Its establishment underscores the goal to strengthen the EU-Japan relationship and to provide the means for Europe and Japan to learn more about and from each other. For more information on EJARN, its mission and members please see: www.hhs.se/EIJS/EJARN/Pages/EJARN.aspx
EJARN 2013 meeting will be divided into two parts. On June 24th, a symposium will be specifically dedicated to the current state of EU-Japan relations, with a specific focus on the negotiation of the EU-Japan free trade agreement. Speakers from the academic, business, and government sides will gather in order to discuss about the impediments to the conclusion of an agreement as well as the potential benefits and costs of this agreement. Besides this agreement, other topics will be discussed, such as political relations and foreign policy. Among the already confirmed speakers, one can quote (alphabetical order): Michel GARDEL (Toyota Motor Europe), Fukunari KIMURA (Keio University), Daisuke KOTEGAWA (Canon Institute for Global Studies), HEM Hye-min LEE (Ambassador of Korea in France), Rintaro TAMAKI (OECD), Masahiko YOSHII (Kobe University), HEM Motohide YOSHIKAWA (Ambassador of Japan to the OECD).
On June 25th, an academic workshop will gather researchers and professors from all over Europe in order to discuss various topics on contemporary Japan, from “Abenomics” to Japanese politics or ODA strategy.
The program as well as practical details will be available soon on our website: http://ffj.ehess.fr/