December 14th, 2016

"The International Workshop on Strengthening Regional Cooperation in East Asia"

On December 14, 2016, the IIMA, cohosted by National Institute for International Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (NIIS, CASS) and Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), held a closed-door international workshop titled “Towards Realizing an East Asia Economic Community by 2020,” which was held at a conference room of the ADBI in Kasumigaseki and about 20 participants attended. Participants include nine scholars and research fellows from China, some of them belong to the institutes affiliated to the Chinese Foreign Ministry and Commerce Ministry, and diplomats from the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo as observers. Specialists from ADB and ADBI on the regional cooperation in Asia gave speeches. Japanese professors of prominent universities and experts of think tanks with close relationship with the IIMA took part in and presented their views from their respective standpoints. Although there have been various views on the regional cooperation in East Asia and construction of an economic community, each participant gained a new understandings from this exchange of views, and we also enjoyed the social gathering after the workshop. The issue of regional cooperation in Asia is not an essential area of research for the IIMA, but we enjoyed a fruitful, productive exchange of opinions and a good occasion for intellectual exchange.

※ To see the program of this workshop, please click here.