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11/11 International Symposium Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Japan-Palau Diplomatic Relations
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International Symposium Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Japan-Palau Diplomatic Relations Achieving a Sustainable Ocean – Palau’s Initiatives and International Partnership
The Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF) is pleased to invite you to attend the International Symposium “Achieving a Sustainable Ocean – Palau’s Initiatives and International Partnership” on Monday November 11, 2019, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Japan and the Republic of Palau. The Republic of Palau, led by H.E. Tommy Remengesau Jr., President of the Republic of Palau, spearheads progressive ocean polices. President Remengesau made an announcement last month (October 2019) that the Republic of Palau will host the 7th Our Ocean Conference in Palau from 17 – 18 August 2020. With this backdrop, the international community has been giving increased attention to Palau’s ocean policies and actions.
In this connection, President Remengesau will speak at the symposium regarding Palau’s progressive ocean policies and actions, as well as the work carried out by the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, to which Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan also participates as a member. President Remengesau will also share his aspiration for the forthcoming 7th Our Ocean Conference be held in Palau next August. In addition, H.E. Faustina K. Rehuher-Marugg, Minister of State, Republic of Palau, and H.E. Francis M. Matsutaro, Ambassador of the Republic of Palau to Japan, will speak at the panel discussion with Japanese stakeholders regarding ocean related activities in Palau and international partnership.
We look forward to receiving you at this symposium to have dialogues on ocean issues that are of our common interests. Please register to the symposium from the "Registration" button below (Registration will be from a first come first serve basis, up to 200 participants).
Monday November 11, 2019, 15:00 - 17:15 (Registration to open at 14:30)
International Conference Hall, Sasakawa Peace Foundation Building
1-15-16 Toranomon, Minato-Ku, Tokyo
15:00 Opening Remarks:
Dr. Atushi Sunami, President, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
15:10 Keynote address “Palau’s ocean policy and actions and international partnership”
H.E. Tommy Remengeau Jr., President of the Republic of Palau
15:50 Panel discussions: Sustainable Ocean and Palau-Japan Cooperation
Mr. Takumi Fukuda, Director for International Fisheries Coordination, International Affairs Division Fisheries Agency of Japan
Ms. Tomomi Uchikawa, Director, Pacific and Southeast Asia Division 6, Southeast Asia and Pacific Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Dr. Hide Sakaguchi, Executive Director, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Mr. Hisashi Endo, Managing Director, Overseas Fishery Cooperation Foundation (OFCF)
Prof. Shosaku Kashiwada, Department of Applied Biosciences and Research Center for Life and Environmental Science, Toyo University
Mr. Hideyuki Shiozawa, Senior Program Officer, Pacific Island Nations Program, International Peace and Security Department, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
H.E. Faustina K. Rehuher-Marugg, Minister of State, Republic of Palau
H.E. Francis Mariur Matsutaro, Ambassador of the Republic of Palau to Japan
Mr. Masanori Kobayashi, Senior Research Fellow, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation
17:10 Closing Remarks:
H.E. Francis Matsutaro, Ambassador of the Republic of Palau to Japan
Japanese and English (Simultaneous interpretation available)
Free of charge
Please register through this page by 12:00 PM on November 11, 2019. No e-mail will be sent to confirm the acceptance of registration, so please come directly to the venue at the specified time.
Ocean Policy Research Insitute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF)
Mr. Masanori Kobayashi
Please send all inquiries to m-kobayashi (@) spf.or.jp