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Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata: Security Situation in East Asian Region
13-09-2018 at 19:00 - 21:00
For over 70 years, Japan has been the single most important ally of the West in Asia. Known for being one of the most highly educated nations in the world, its rich history including Samurais and Geishas, and beautiful art, it is an active member of the international community. It is now a member of the ASEAS Plus, the G8, and the OECD, and some have even suggested it be made a permanent member of the UN Security Coucil in line with its power status. However, a country with such power is bound to be involved in at least some security issues, and Japan is no exeption to this.
In the East Asian region, conflict lures around many corners. From island disputes in the South- and East China Seas, the rise of China on the regional and world stage, or the ongoing conflict on the Korean peninsula, the region is filled with security issues waiting to be handled. As a major force in the region, Japan has been involved diplomatically is most of these areas, and will stay involved for as long as these issues persist.
Hiroshi Inomata is the Japanese Ambassador to the Netherlands and the permanent representative of Japan to the OPCW. He has been active in the diplomatic world almost his entire career, and is an expert in International Relations. During his lecture and the Q&A, he will touch upon the subjects of security within the East Asian region, Japan’s diplomatic relations within the region, and its own security- and foreign policy.
This event has been organised in cooperation with the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen, and the Centre for Japan Studies in particular.
The lecture will take place in the Van Swinderen Huys at Oude Boteringestraat 19, from 19:00-21:00. This event is free and open to everyone.