Sasakawa Peace Foundation English Newsletter
May Issue (NE19-02)

Welcome to the May Issue of the SPF English Newsletter, a monthly round-up of English information about news, events, and research from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF).

Featured articles and announcements

1. Register now: Lecture by Jakarta Governor, Dr. Anies Baswedan, on May 20, 2019
2. Seminar on International Security: "The Post-Post-Cold War" A New Standoff, or Continuing Chaos? (Japanese only)
3. Launch of the English International Information Network Analysis (IINA) website
4. Women's empowerment works in Japan's interest – A call for male leaders to realize its value and promote it
5. Interest is growing worldwide, but what is gender lens investing?
6. 2019 Japan–China Field Officer Exchange Program
1. Register now: Lecture by Jakarta Governor, Dr. Anies Baswedan, on May 20, 2019
  Registration open until 5pm on May 17, 2019 (Friday)

SPF is pleased to invite you to a lecture by the incumbent governor of Jakarta, Dr. Anies Baswedan, on May 20, 2019. Dr. Anies will take a look back on his achievements as governor over the last  two years, provide his insights into current Indonesian politics, and discuss the role Jakarta can play as one of the biggest cities in the world.

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2. Seminar on International Security: "The Post-Post-Cold War" A New Standoff, or Continuing Chaos?
    (Japanese only)

  Registration open until 1pm on May 29, 2019 (Wednesday)

To kick-off a new seminar series focusing on international security topics, SPF's International Peace and Security Department will hold a seminar on May 30, 2019, focusing on how Japan's security policy may evolve in the new post-post-Cold War era in the face of challenges ranging from escalating tensions between the U.S. and China to the persistent threat of terrorism, and more.

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3. Launch of the English International Information Network Analysis (IINA) website
    (Japanese only)

SPF is pleased to present the new English edition of the International Information Network Analysis (IINA) website, featuring expert commentary on international affairs from a Japanese perspective. These articles are written by a team of security specialists from SPF and outside analysts who all lend their expertise to provide new insights into complex global issues.

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4. Women's empowerment works in Japan's interest – A call for male leaders to realize its value and promote it

In the run-up to the special session co-sponsored by SPF and WE EMPOWER Japan at the 5th World Assembly for Women (WAW!)/W20, journalist Renge Jibu sat down with SPF Chairman Nobuo Tanaka to talk about women's empowerment in Japan and around the world.

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5. Interest is growing worldwide, but what is gender lens investing?

To take a deeper look at how gender lens investing has grown in recent years, journalist Renge Jibu spoke with Mari Kogiso, director of the Gender Investment and Innovation Department at SPF, about the ways that gender lens investing can encourage greater gender equality while also supporting the economic empowerment of women.

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6. 2019 Japan–China Field Officer Exchange Program

From April 16–25, 2019, a delegation of Japan Self Defense Force field officers and officials from the Ministry of Defense participated in a 10-day exchange program with their Chinese counterparts. During the trip, the Japanese delegation visited People's Liberation Army bases, cultural centers, business institutions, and also met with high-ranking government officials in Beijing, Tianjin, Luoyang, Wuhan, and Guangzhou.

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