"Future of Asia"
seminar series

Regular seminar series will be held in Tokyo throughout the year after the main conference. Experts and journalists will speak on topics related to the latest issues in international affairs and the business scene that cannot be covered in the main conference. We will keep you up to date with Asian trends and information. Networking time will be set aside after the seminar to provide a platform for exchange among participants, speakers and stakeholders.
We look forward to your participation.
Fee: 5,000 yen per session (tax included)

Purchasers of Visitor Pass in the 27th International Conference on "The Future of Asia" are entitled to attend the regular seminar series four times a year for free.

Advance registration is still required in this case. Please refer to the e-mail from the secretariat for details.

The 27th International Conference on "The Future of Asia"
Regular Seminar Series 2nd session
"Philippines’ New Administration -- Whereabouts of their diplomatic and economic policies?"

Date
Thursday, August 4, 15:30 - 17:30 (Tentative, JST)
Door opens at 15:00
Capacity
50 seats
*Registration close when capacity reaches maximum.
*Simultaneous Japanese-English interpretation will be provided at the venue only. Streaming is in Japanese only.
Fee
5,000 yen (tax included)
*Purchasers of the Visitor Pass to the 27th International Conference "Future of Asia" can participate without charge, Registration is required. Please refer to an email from secretariat.
Venue
SPACE NIO
1-3-7 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8066, Japan
Nikkei Tokyo Head Office Bldg. 2F
https://www.nikkei.co.jp/nikkeiinfo/nio/
Speakers

Yurika Suzuki Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO

Wataru Kusaka Professor, Graduate School of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Jun Endo Former Manila Bureau Chief, Nikkei Inc.<Moderator>

Profile

Yurika Suzuki

Yurika Suzuki
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO

She joined the Institute in 1995 and is currently a country specialist with a focus on Philippine economy.

Wataru Kusaka

Wataru Kusaka
Professor, Graduate School of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

He is an expert on Philippine area studies. His publications include Moral Politics in the Philippines: Inequality, Democracy, and the Urban Poor, Kyoto University Press and National University of Singapore Press, 2017, "Bandit Grabbed the State: Duterte’s Moral Politics," Philippine Sociological Review 65: 49-75, 2017, “Disaster, Discipline, Drugs and Duterte: Emergence of New Moral Subjectivities in Post-Yolanda Leyte,” in Ethnographies of Development and Globalization in the Philippines: Emergent Socialities and the Governing of Precarity, Koki Seki (ed), Routledge, 2020, and "Rise of 'Business-Friendly' Local Elite Rule in the Philippines: How the Valdezes Developed San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte," Southeast Asian Studies 10(2): 223-252, 2021.

Schedule of seminar series

*Please note that the schedule and content may be subject to change.
October
China's Communist Party National Congress - Prospects for Xi Jinping's third term in power
February
Thailand's upcoming general election - Read about the future of politics and the economy

Fee: JPY 5,000 per session (tax included)
*Details will be provided to participants via email and on this website.

Past seminar series

The 27th International Conference on "The Future of Asia"
Regular Seminar Series 1st session
"Australia’s New Government: Toward a New Australia-Japan Relationship" * Networking session will be held after the seminar

Date
Wednesday, July 6, 18:00 - 20:00
Door opens at 17:30
Capacity
50 seats
*Registration close when capacity reaches maximum.
*Simultaneous Japanese-English interpretation will be provided at the venue only. Streaming is in Japanese only.
Fee
5,000 yen (tax included)
*Purchasers of the Visitor Pass to the 27th International Conference "Future of Asia" can participate without charge, Registration is required. Please refer to an email from secretariat.
Venue
SPACE NIO
1-3-7 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8066, Japan
Nikkei Tokyo Head Office Bldg. 2F
https://www.nikkei.co.jp/nikkeiinfo/nio/
Speakers

Melanie Brock Chair Emeritus, Australia & New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Tokyo etc.

Shuichi Hirano Former Managing Director, JETRO Sydney

Kaori Takahashi Former Sydney Bureau Chief, Nikkei Inc.<Moderator>

Profile

Melanie Brock

Melanie Brock
Chair Emeritus, Australia & New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Tokyo etc.

Melanie Brock is one of Japan's best-known APAC specialists. She uniquely combines language skills, high level political, media and business networks, and practical commercial business leadership. She consistently delivers on business, regulatory and partnership outcomes for Japanese and Australian corporations in both a global and domestic context.

Shuichi Hirano

Shuichi Hirano
Former Managing Director, JETRO Sydney

Shuichi Hirano served as the Director at the JETRO New Delhi Office early 1990’s, and the Director of Research at the Melbourne Office in the early 2000's. Upon returning to Japan, he headed up the ‘New Market Development Program for Japanese Products with Global Potential’, which included a number of industries. Since June 2014 to August 2017, he had worked for JETRO Sydney as Managing Director. After that, he served as the Director-General on Global Business Development, which included“Consortium for New Export Nation” and he has been the Director-General for Customer Support Dept. in JETRO Tokyo.