"Future of Asia" seminar series

The "Future of Asia" regular seminar series will be held six times a year after the "Future of Asia" conference in May. Experts and journalists will provide commentary and insights on various theme related to the latest situation in Asia and business scene. We will keep you updated with “Future of Asia” throughout year.
The fee for each seminar is JPY 5,000 (including tax) ※The seminar will be delivered with online streaming.

Attendees of the 26th International Conference on The "Future of Asia" can attend the regular seminar series of 6 times a year for free. No additional registration is required.

3rd session "What the Future Holds for Afghanistan: The Resurgence of the Taliban and its Impact on International Society"Thursday, November 25 16:00-17:00 (Japan Standard Time)

The third round in our Future of Asia webinar series focuses on "What the Future Holds for Afghanistan: The Resurgence of the Taliban and its Impact on International Society." The Taliban, an armed organization, has quickly conquered all of Afghanistan. The seminar will focus not only on domestic issues such as whether democracy and women's rights will be protected under the Taliban, which is advocating “rule based on Islamic law,” but also on the impact of the Taliban on the politics and economy of neighboring countries such as China, Russia and Pakistan, as well as Japan, the U.S. and Europe. In addition to reports from local journalists, Nikkei journalists with extensive experience covering South Asia and the Middle East will analyze and forecast the situation in Afghanistan, which is attracting worldwide attention, in a dialogue format.
※The session will be held in Japanese and English with simultaneous interpretations.
※This is an online webinar via Zoom. Pre-registration is required.
※Attendees of The 26th international conference "Future of Asia" can attend the seminar series for free of charge. No additional fee or registration is required.

Date
Thursday, November 25 16:00-17:00 (JST)
Speakers

Go Yamada, Senior Writer of Commentary Center, Nikkei Inc., and Principal Economist, Japan Center for Economic Research

Satoshi Iwaki, HR Manager, International News Center, Editorial Division, Nikkei Inc.

Tahir Khan, Journalist based in Islamabad

"Future of Asia" seminar series schedule

※Schedule and contents of the seminars are subject to change.
December
Philippines: Asian Infrastructure Development Changing with ESG and SDGs
January
Indonesia and Malaysia: Relations with Japan and China; the Future of Power Struggles
February
Vietnam and Thailand: Global Supply Chains and Japanese Companies in the Post-Corona Era
March
Challenges of Asia 2022: Discussions at the G20 and APEC Leaders' Meetings

The date, time, content will be announced on the "Future of Asia" website and by e-mail who registered the "Future of Asia" as soon as it is determined.

Past seminar series

2nd session "What the latest corporate earnings tell us about the post-COVID Chinese economy"Thursday, September 9 16:00-17:00 (Japan Standard Time)

The second round in our Future of Asia webinar series is "What the latest corporate earnings tell us about the post-COVID Chinese economy." From what we know at this point, the overall financial performance of China Inc. for the first half of the year looks to have made a sharp recovery compared to a year ago when it was still absorbing the impact of the pandemic. Two of our long-time China economy watchers -- one on the ground in Hong Kong and another a former Shanghai bureau chief – will analyze key takeaways from the interim results of Chinese listed companies.
※The session will be held in Japanese only.
※Online seminar via Zoom. Pre-registration is required.
※Attendees of The 26th international conference "Future of Asia" can attend the seminar series for free of charge. No additional fee or registration is required.

Date
Thursday, September 9 16:00-17:00 (JST)
Speakers

Kenji Kawase, Nikkei Asia Chief business news correspondent, Nikkei Inc. (based in Hong Kong)

Yusho Cho, Deputy Editor, Financial and Market News Unit, Editorial Division, Nikkei Inc. (based in Tokyo)

1st session "Future of Asia Follow-up: Looking Back on the Discussions"Tuesday, July 20 16:00-17:15 (Japan Standard Time)

In the 1st session, Nikkei reporters from around Asia will look back on the leaders' words and discuss about the future prospects and challenges in Asian countries, as a review of the two-day discussion on "Future of Asia."
※The session will be held in Japanese only.
※Online seminar via Zoom. Pre-registration is required.
※Attendees of The 26th international conference "Future of Asia" can attend the seminar series for free of charge. No additional fee or registration is required.

Date
Tuesday, July 20 16:00-17:15 (JST)
Speakers

Toru Takahashi, Editor-in-chief of Editorial Headquarters for Asia, Nikkei Inc. <Moderator>

Takashi Nakano, Bureau Chief, Singapore & Kuala Lumpur, Nikkei Inc.

Moyuru Baba, New Delhi Bureau Chief, Nikkei Inc.

Yohei Muramatsu, Chief Correspondent, Editorial Headquarters for Asia, Nikkei Inc.

Tomoya Onishi, Hanoi Bureau Chief, Nikkei Inc.

Yuichi Shiga, Manila Bureau Chief, Nikkei Inc.

Watch the Free Special Seminar"Looking into the Future of Asia - Journalists talk about the latest news and preview"Tuesday, May 11 18:00-19:40 (Japan Standard Time)

Nikkei editors and staff writers who covers countries of speakers participating in the International Conference on the Future of Asia will talk about the latest news of those countries.
※This is an online seminar via Zoom. Free of charge, Pre-registration is required.
※No additional registration is required who already registered for 26th International Conference on The Future of Asia. The secretariat will inform you how to watch by email until May 10 (Mon).
※No interpretation will be provided. Part 1 will be delivered in Japanese and the Part 2 will be in English.

Part 1: Japanese version
Date
Tuesday, May 11 18:00-18:40 (JST)
Speakers

Toru Takahashi, Editor-in-chief of Editorial Headquarters for Asia, Nikkei Inc. <Moderator>

Takashi Nakano, Bureau Chief, Singapore & Kuala Lumpur, Nikkei Inc.

Akira Hayakawa, Editor, Nikkei Asia, Nikkei Inc.

Yohei Muramatsu, Chief Correspondent, Editorial Headquarters for Asia, Nikkei Inc.

Part 2: English version
Date
Tuesday, May 11 18:50-19:40 (JST)
Speakers

Gwen Robinson, Editor-at-large, Nikkei Asia, Nikkei Inc. <Moderator>

Masayuki Yuda, Staff writer (Bangkok), Nikkei Inc.

Kiran Sharma, Staff writer (New Delhi), Nikkei Inc.

Dylan Lo, Staff writer (Singapore), Nikkei Inc.

P Prem Kumar, Staff writer (Kuala Lumpur), Nikkei Inc.

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