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On Oct. 26, "The New Pacific Diplomacy and Japan"

Seminar hosted by The Sasakawa Pacific Island Nations Fund
On Oct. 26, "The New Pacific Diplomacy and Japan"
(On Oct. 26, 2016)
The Sasakawa Pacific Island Nations Fund will host a seminar on the new pacific diplomacy effort undertaken by pacific island nations, which have been changing drastically, and to discuss future relationships between the countries and Japan.

Given their lack of human resources, weak economies, limitation in size and other factors, pacific island nations were generally regarded to be under the strong economic or political influence of development partners. In contrast to such understandings, recently these countries have been spearheading an array of diplomatic efforts in fisheries, climate change, security, and other regional policy domains.

Apparently the underlying factor of these movements is a deep concern. The nations are feeling the need to review their previous relationship with development partners by setting the region’s solid economic growth, human resource development through the University of the South Pacific (USP), and accumulation of experience within the international community as a groundwork, thereby having their views as nations and as a region incorporated into world economy, climate change, and other global issues influencing the security of the states.

We invited Dr. Sandra Tarte, Head of USP’s School of Government, Politics and International Affairs, and Mr. Greg Fry, Associate Professor of the Australian National University Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, to this seminar. Under the topic of new pacific diplomacy, the two guests will give presentations covering issues such as the changing regional political system in Oceania, regionalism, pacific diplomacy, and the possible impact on engagement with external powers.
Date & Time
15:00-19:00, Wednesday, 26 October, 2016

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

Seminar hosted by The Sasakawa Pacific Island Nations Fund
On Oct. 26, "The New Pacific Diplomacy and Japan"
14:30~   Registration
15:00-15:10   Opening Remarks


 "The ‘New’ Pacific Diplomacy and a Changing Regional Political System in Oceania"
  Dr. Sandra Tarte (Head of the School of Government, Politics and International Affairs,
  The University of the South Pacific) 



 "The ‘New’ Pacific Diplomacy:
  Impact on Regionalism, Diplomatic Agency of Pacific Island States,
  and Engagement with External Powers"
  Associate Professor Greg Fry (Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, The Australian National

17:45-17:55   Break
18:00-18:55   Panel Discussion
  "The ‘New’ Pacific Diplomacy and Japan"
18:55-19:00   Closing
English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation

Admission free

Please register at SPF website by 18:00 Tuesday, 25 October, 2016. Please note that registration will close as soon as the number of participants reaches the maximum. The registration remains open until the Foundation announces that the registration is full.
Personal information provided at the time of registration will be used for the purpose of notifying registrants about future seminars and lectures hosted by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.
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The Sasakawa Pacific Island Nations Fund
Mr. Shiozawa & Ms. Hasegawa
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Tel: 03-5157-5170