On Mar. 3, “Multidirectional Analyses of Japan-India Relations”

International Symposium by Sasakawa Peace Foundation
On Mar. 3, “Multidirectional Analyses of Japan-India Relations”
(On Mar.3,2017)

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation is going to hold the International Symposium on Contemporary Japan-India relations on March 3, 2017.

In the past decades, India's economic development has been remarkable. Today India is widely reckoned as the global power and its presence in Asia is growing. At the same time, the Japan-India relations are coming closer and closer in various fields, particularly politics and economy.

In such backdrop, University of Tokyo Press is going to publish Introduction to Contemporary Japan-India Relations (edited by Takenori Horimoto) in late February 2017. It is the first academic book on Japan-India relations in Japanese since 1993. In the volume, the leading experts from Japan, India, the United States and Australia analyze the multidirectional aspects of the relations. Taking on this opportunity, we invite fourteen contributors of the book to make their insightful analyses on the Japan-India relations and their prospects. The relations are keys influencing political, economic and international relations in the era of the "Indo-Pacific."

Date & Time
March 3, 2017 (Friday) 13:30-18:00 (Doors Open at 13:00)

International Conference Hall, 11th Fl., The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
1-15-16, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo(MAP
*No car parking is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

International Symposium by Sasakawa Peace Foundation
On Mar. 3, “Multidirectional Analyses of Japan-India Relations”

【Opening Session】

Opening Address:

Congratulatory Address:

Convener’s Remarks:

Junko Chano (Executive Director, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation)

Hiroshi Hirabayashi (President, The Japan-India Association)

Takenori Horimoto (Visiting Professor, Gifu Women’s University)


【Session 1: Political Aspects】

(1) “Japan’s Marginalization in India’s Foreign Policy”

Toru Ito (Associate Professor, National Defense Academy)

(2) “Formation and Expansion of the Strategic Partnership”

Marie Izuyama (Head, Asia and Africa Division, The National Institute of Defense Studies)

(3) “Turn to Cooperation on Nuclear Issues”

Kazutoshi Tamari (Lecturer, University of Kochi)

(4) “The U.S. Bridges Alliance and Alignment with Japan-India Ties”

Satu Limaye (Director, The East-West Center in Washington)

(5) Discussion

Ryohei Kasai (Research Fellow, Gifu Women’s University)


Coffee Break


【Session 2: Economic Aspects】

(1) “Trajectory of Japan-India Economic Relations”

Etsuro Ishigami (Professor, Fukuoka University)

(2) “Entry of Japanese Enterprises into India”

Takahiro Sato (Professor, Kobe University)

(3) “Emergence of Indian Economy and New Phase of Japan-India Relations”

Makoto Kojima (Professor, Takushoku University)

(4) Discussion

Makoto Kojima (Professor, Takushoku University)


【Session 3: Multilateral Relations & Prospects】

(1) “Emerging China and Japan-India Relations”

Emi Mifune (Professor, Komazawa University)

(2) “Japan–India Relations in a New Geo-strategic Environment of the Indo-Pacific Era”

Purnendra Jain (Professor, Adelaide University, Australia)

(3) “Future Prospects of India-Japan Relations and Their Role in the Region”

Rajeswari Rajagopalan (Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, India)

(4) “Creative Possibility of Japan-India Relations in the Period of Global Power Transition”

Chiharu Takenaka (Professor, Rikkyo University)

(5) Discussion

Nidhi Prasad (Ph.D. Candidate, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)


Closing Remarks

Kazutoshi Tamari (Lecturer, University of Kochi)

Admission free.
Should you wish to participate, please fill out the application form on our website by COB on Thursday, March 2.

*Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

*No car parking is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.
Contact us
Mr. Matsuoka, Ms. Fujimoto and Mr. Yuasa
The Sasakawa Pan Asia Fund
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Contact by mail
Tel: 03-5157-5160