Fourth instalment of the JAPAN NOW Lecture Series for the 2017-18 Fiscal Year


From left: Dr. David Welch, Dean’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Endowed Chair Program in
Japanese Politics and Global Affairs, University of Toronto; Dr. Peter Feaver, Professor of
Political Science and Public Policy, Duke University; Dr. Naoko Kumagai, Associate Professor and
Director of the International Relations Program, International University of Japan; Dr. Seung Hyok Lee,
Lecturer in Political Science, University of Toronto-Scarborough, and
Associate of the Munk School’s Centre for the Study of Global Japan.

On Feb. 9, a symposium titled Security Cooperation in East Asia, Japan, South Korea and the United States was held as the fourth instalment for the 2017-18 fiscal year of the JAPAN NOW Lecture Series, co-organized by the Consulate-General of Japan and the University of Toronto’s Centre for the Study of Global Japan. This symposium took the form of a panel discussion on the roles of Japan, South Korea and the United States in relation to the security of East Asia, the scope and challenges of further cooperation among the three countries given the current tension on the Korean Peninsula. In her opening remarks, Consul-General of Japan Takako Ito said a resolution on this issue requires sincere cooperation among the entire world community, while pointing out the importance of Japan, US and South Korea working together with respect to security in East Asia.

 

Consul-General of Japan Takako Ito gives opening remarks.


Dr. Feaver gives his presentation.


Dr. Kumagai’s presentation.


Dr. Lee gives his presentation.


The audience listened attentively and posed thoughtful questions afterwards.


The event was very well attended.