Symposium on Japan & India: Challenges and Prospects in Asia and Pacific in the 21st century

March 2, 2006

  1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hold "Symposium on Japan & India: Challenges and Prospects in Asia and Pacific in the 21st century" on Friday, 10th March 2006 at Mita Kaigisho (2-1-8, Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo). This symposium is jointly sponsored by the Ministry and CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) and is open to public.
  2. Following speakers will participate in this symposium and will discuss Japan-India relations, as well as cooperation among Japan, India, U.S. and China:
    • Japan
      • Mr. Sakutaro Tanino, Director, Toshiba Corporation and former Ambassador to India and China
      • Mr. Masahiro Akiyama, former Administrative Vice Minister, Defense Agency
      • Mr. Yukio Okamoto, former Advisor to Prime Minister
      • Mr. Eisuke Sakakibara, Professor, Keio University
      • Mr. Hitoshi Tanaka, former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
      • Mr. Osamu Watanabe, Chairman, Japan External Trade Organization
    • India
      • Dr. S. Narayan, former Economic Advisor to Prime Minister of India
      • Mr. Suman Bery, Director General, NCAER
      • Mr. Subhodh Bhargava, Chairman, VSNL and Past President, CII
      • Mr. Lalit Mansingh, former Ambassador to U.S.
      • Dr. Raja Mohan, Editor, Indian Express
    • U.S.
      • Mr. Michael Green, former Senior Director for Asian Affairs, NSC
      • Dr. Stephen P. Cohen, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
    • China
      • Prof. ZHAO Gancheng, Director, Dept. of South Asia Studies, Shanghai Institute for International Studies
  3. Mr. Taro Aso, Foreign Minister, will have a discussion on Thursday, 9th March, with the above participants on Japan-India relations, as well as Japan, India, U.S. and China relations.

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