• January 11, 2021
  • CEPS

EU-Japan relations: conversation with Prof. Nobukatsu Kanehara | 28th January 09:00-10:00 CET/ 17:00 – 18:

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For the second strategic conversation with global leaders discussing the role of the EU in the Indo-Pacific, CEPS will host Prof. Nobukatsu Kanehara from Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.

The rising centrality of the IndoPacific calls for an increased global role of the European Union and the EU is aware of this. In the words of the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell, “we need a more robust strategy for China, which also requires better relations with the rest of democratic Asia.”

In 2018 the EU and Japan signed an Economic Partnership Agreement. At the virtual leaders’ meeting last May, they reaffirmed their commitment to elevating the partnership into a strategic partnership, while the EU strengthened its relations with ASEAN to a strategic partnership last December.

What role should the EU play in the IndoPacific? How can relations with Asian democracies contribute to maintaining the rules-based order in the region? What is the degree of convergency of projected EU and Japanese bilateral relations with China and with the USA?

This virtual event will take place on Thursday 28th January 09:00-10:00 CET/ 17:00 – 18:00 UTC



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