20 march 2017
RIAC Discusses Russia’s and Japan’s Approaches to Building Multilateral Cooperation in East Asia
On March 20, 2017, in the framework of the Asian Dialogue, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held an expert meeting with Yuichi Hosoya, professor of Keio University, Senior Researcher at the Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS), Senior Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation (TKFD).
Opening the event, Deputy Director of Programs at RIAC Timur Makhmutov stressed the particular importance of the expert dialogue on the security issues in East Asia. Professor Hosoya delivered a key speech focused on Russia’s and Japan’s approaches to building multilateral cooperation in East Asia. The speech was followed by the discussion. Alexander Fedorovsky, Leading Research Fellow at the Center for Asia Pacific Studies at IMEMO, Head of the Sector of the Asia-Pacific Region Problems, Alexey Fenenko, Leading Research Fellow at the Institute of International Security Problems of RAS, Anna Kireeva, Associate Professor of the Department of Oriental Studies, Deputy Dean of the School of Political Affairs at MGIMO University, and Liudmila Filippova, Program Manager for the Asia Pacific at RIAC, participated in the discussion. Anton Tsvetov, Expert at the Center for Strategic Research, was the discussion moderator.
Participants of the meeting discussed the role of Russia and Japan in multilateral institutions in East Asia and promoting security in the region, traditional and non-traditional security threats and prospects for Russia and Japan joint activities, possible input of Moscow and Tokyo in decreasing tensions in the South China Sea region, Korean Peninsula issue and the prospects for forming a multilateral security system in East Asia.