KGRI Caravan

At KGRI, we engage in activities to expand ongoing research potential by organizing KGRI Caravans and visiting overseas universities, research institutes, and other relevant organizations, as well as holding lectures, opinion exchanges, workshops, and conferences, with the aim of disseminating Keio University's research outcomes to the world and facilitating global research ties.
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Institute for Information Industry (III), National Defense and Security Research (INDSR), National Chengchi University (NCCU) Innovation International College (IIC), and National Chung Hsing University  Taipei and Taichung (Taiwan) Apr. 2019

On April 18th and 19th, 2019, Dr. David J. Farber, Co-chair of Keio University Cyber Civlization Research Center, Dr. Motohiro Tsuchiya, Deputy Director of KGRI and Professor at Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance, and Mr. Tobias Burgers, Project Assistant Professor at KGRI visited Taipei and Taichung in Taiwan to join workshops and gave talks on their researches and exchanged views with Taiwan scholars.

Through workshops, participants agreed to make efforts to secure funding for joint-research projects on (1) Japan-Taiwan Cyber Security Track 2 Dialogue, (2) Election Interference, and (3) Escalation Deterrence of Cyber Attacks.

Institute for Information Industry (III)
https://web.iii.org.tw/
National Defense and Security Research (INDSR)
https://indsr.org.tw/
National Chengchi University
https://www.nccu.edu.tw/
National Chung Hsing University
https://www.nchu.edu.tw/index1.php

During the Workshop at INDSR


Participants at the workshop hosted in National Chung Hsing University, Taichung

University of Cologne (Cologne) and Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm) Mar. 2019

Masato Yasui (Director of KGRI and professor at the School of Medicine) visited the University of Cologne (Germany) on March 12 and 13, and Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) on March 14.

In Cologne, he took part in a hearing with the University of Cologne, which is a candidate for the top university assessment taking place in Germany.
University of Cologne
http://www.uni-koeln.de/

In Stockholm, he met with the president of Karolinska Institutet.
Karolinska Institutet
https://ki.se/start


During the hearing at the University of Cologne, he was able to highlight Keio's appeal as a strategic partner. In addition, he was able to exchange opinions on future cooperative frameworks with the University of Cologne executive officers, and he hopes to further deepen the interactions between the two universities in the future.

At Karolinska Institutet, he engaged in discussions with the president, and was able to affirm the importance of their partnership. They agreed to promote bidirectional study abroad clinical programs for undergraduate medical students and study abroad research programs for graduate students.

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Embassy of Japan / World Health Summit (Berlin), University of Cologne (Cologne) Oct. 2018

On October 15 and 16, 2018, Professor Masato Yasui and Senior Assistant Professor Yasumichi Arai of the Keio University School of Medicine and Keio University Project Professor Hiroki Nakatani visited venues in Berlin and Cologne as part of a research caravan.

A lecture meet by Keio School of Medicine was held at the Embassy of Japan in Berlin, Germany, and the caravan members attended a dinner reception hosted by embassy envoys.

The following day they participated in the World Health Summit. At this summit, globally-relevant health topics such as disease pandemics, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), access to medicines, health systems, multidrug-resistant bacteria, and revolutions in medical informatics were taken up in a general and wide-ranging manner. More than 2,500 actors from the public and private sector attended, with a focus on those from countries which receive bilateral aid from Germany.

Following this, the caravan transferred to Cologne for a visit to the University of Cologne. They held meetings to confirm final details on joint distance learning classes for graduate students of both universities and discuss a second joint symposium to be held at Keio in 2019 and the forthcoming framework for joint research.


World Health Summit
https://www.worldhealthsummit.org/


Many Japanese residents of Berlin attended the medical lectures held at the Embassy of Japan, and by foregrounding Keio's international activities it was possible to get a measure of their high level of interest.

At the University of Cologne, alongside meetings on joint distance learning between our institutions, a specific opinion exchange on the joint symposium to be held next year was held, and an extremely constructive and fruitful information exchange on mutual activities planned for after the symposium was achieved.


Lecture at the Japanese Embassy in Berlin


Reception after the lecture


Lunch meeting


Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA), Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA)  Grenoble (France) Sep. 2018

Visit to Grenoble Institutions for Deep Discussion on Keio-Grenoble Collaboration

From 30 September to 3 October in 2018, Prof. Masaya NAKAMURA, Prof. Masato YASUI, Prof. Yohei SATO and Assoc. Prof. Junichi USHIBA visited ClinaTec in Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives, Institute for Advanced Biosciences, BrainTech Laboratory, Grenoble Institut des Neurosciences, Laboratoire Hypoxie et PhysioPathologie and TIMC-IMAG in Université Grenoble Alpes. They deeply discussed with lots of French researchers about the international collaboration research on iPS cell, sleep and brain machine interface.

Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives, ClinaTec
http://www.clinatec.fr/

Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Université Grenoble Alpes
https://iab.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/

Grenoble Institut des Neurosciences, Université Grenoble Alpes
https://neurosciences.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/

Laboratoire Hypoxie et PhysioPathologie, Université Grenoble Alpes
https://hp2.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/

TIMC-IMAG, Université Grenoble Alpes
https://www-timc.imag.fr/

Although Keio University has promoted the medical-engineering cooperation, the promotion acceleration speed in Grenoble is extremely high. In order to enhance the international collaboration, the comprehensive MoU is required between the whole Keio and the whole institutions in Grenoble. The first MoU between Faculty of Science and Technology and CEA (Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives) was exchanged on 22 September 2014 and expire in five years, thus the comprehensive MoU should be exchanged in early 2019. In fact the French Embassy in Tokyo would like to further strengthen friendly the relationship between Keio University and France. Therefore Keio University should encourage closer collaboration not only the whole institutions in Grenoble, but also the French Embassy in Tokyo.


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Group photo at Institute of Advanced Biosciences


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Group photo at BrainTech Laboratory at Université Grenoble Alpes


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Seminar by Professor Masato Yasui at Grenoble Institut des Neurosciences, Université Grenoble Alpes


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Group photo at Grenoble Institut des Neurosciences, Université Grenoble Alpes


Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri (United States) Sep. 2018

KGRI Director Komamura takes the stage at "Privacy and Trust in the Digital Age" conference

The School of Law at the University of Washington in St. Louis and the Keio University School of Medicine have launched the Cordell Institute, which will research at the intersection of medicine and law. This conference was held to coincide with the commemorative opening of this institute on September 14, 2018. As the event's title indicates, it was intended to facilitate debates incorporating perspectives such as law, medical informatics, and social dynamics, and four panels were convened on the changes being imposed on the concept of privacy in the digital era.

Keigo Komamura, Director of the Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI), and professor at the Faculty of Law also has overall responsibility for the "Digital Humanities" project as part of the KGRI Security cluster, and participated as a panelist at the event, delivering a report titled "Privacy as Trust." The conference was planned and realized around the three professors and experts in the up-and-coming area of privacy law, Neil Richards, Woodrow Hartzog and Ari Ezra Waldman. In recent times, there have been increasing attempts to reconstitute privacy from the perspective of trust. These three researchers are set to be leaders on this burgeoning tide and ongoing developments are anticipated.

There are imminent plans to include specific details of the conference in the Washington University Law Review.

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Both photographs show Director Komamura's appearance on the panel


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Mar. 2018

On March 13, 2018, Kohei Ito, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, visited the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) with six other Keio delegates and engaged in discussions about mutual exchanges between the two universities.

During the morning of the visit, following overviews on Keio University, the Keio Global Research Institute (KGRI), and the Faculty of Science and Technology, the Keio delegation discussed exchanges with their counterparts at HKUST; and in the afternoon the two partners discussed specific research exchanges in the respective fields of mathematics and mechanical engineering. A facilities inspection of the HKUST Media Center and Robot Institute was also held.

Participants were as follows.
Keio University
・Kohei Ito, KGRI Creativity Initiative Deputy Leader; Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology
・Shinnosuke Obi, Dean, International Center; Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology
・Kenjiro Takemura, Vice Dean, International Center; Chairperson, International Exchange Promotion Committee; Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology
・Genya Ishigami, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology
・Masato Kurihara, Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology
・Akihisa Tamura, Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology
・Kenji Yasuoka, Vice Director, KGRI Creativity Initiative Deputy Leader; Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
・Prof Yang Wang, Dean of Science
・Prof Siu-Wing Cheng, Associate Dean of Engineering
・Prof Xiao Ping Wang, Head, Department of Mathematics
・Prof Huihe Qiu, Associate Head, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
・Prof Michael Wang, Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Director, HKUST Robotic Institute
・Prof Jungwon Seo, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
・Prof Tie Zeng Qian, Associate Head/Professor, Department of Mathematicsv ・Prof Wei Ping Li, Chair Professor, Department of Mathematics
・Prof Shi Qing Ling, Professor, Department of Mathematics
・Prof Shing Yu Leung, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics
・Prof Tian Ling Jin, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics
・Prof Hai Zhang, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematic

Topics discussed towards future development included participation in a summer school which is held at HKUST in collaboration with corporate entities, and several-month-long student internships. The parties also committed to research exchanges in the form of seminars and other initiatives in the field of mathematics.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
http://www.ust.hk


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Group photo of participants at the afternoon meeting


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Following the afternoon meeting (From right: Dean Ito, Faculty of Science and Technology [KGRI Creativity Initiative Leader); Prof Yang Wang, Dean of Science, HKUST; Shinnosuke Obi, Dean, International Center)


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Afternoon meeting (Mathematics)


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Afternoon meeting (Mechanical Engineering)


School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.(United States) Mar.2018

On the evening of March 8, 2018, Professor Junya Nishino (Faculty of Law) delivered a lecture at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University on future prospects for Japan-Korea relations, with the session presided over by Professor Kent E. Calder of SAIS.

Following the lecture, questions were taken from the around 40 audience members and a passionate discussion unfolded

To conclude the session, Professor Calder indicated that he would welcome a repeat of these events in the coming academic year, that there would be preparations to take up another theme, and that they would also welcome seminars by graduate school students.


School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
https://www.sais-jhu.edu/

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Professor Nishino lectures

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Scene from the audience debate

Center for a New American Security, Washington, D.C. (United States) Mar. 2018

During the morning of March 8, 2018, a research caravan was held at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).

From Keio University, Motohiro Tsuchiya (Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance) and Isao Miyaoka (Professor, Faculty of Law) gave research reports and, from CNAS, President Richard Fontaine, Senior Advisor Patrick M. Cronin, Senior Fellow Daniel Kliman, and researcher Harry Krejsa attended and participated in discussions.

The report from Professor Tsuchiya discussed the necessity to consider the hardware aspects of cybersecurity, in particular the protection of submarine cables. Professor Miyaoka also reported on Japan-U.S. cooperation on defense technologies based on relaxation of arms exports from Japan. Discussions were subsequently held on the impacts of technology on security.

At the end of the meeting, agreement was reached on putting forward a proposal for presentations from graduate school students starting from the forthcoming academic year.


Center for a New American Security
https://www.cnas.org/

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Scene from the discussions at CNAS

Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. (United States) Mar. 2018

During the morning of March 7, 2018, a research caravan was held at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. Yoshihide Soeya (Professor, Faculty of Law), Toshihiro Nakayama (Professor, Faculty of Policy Management), Isao Miyaoka (Professor, Faculty of Law), and Michito Tsuruoka (Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management) delivered reports.

Experts from inside and outside the institute attended, joining Mireya Solis, the Chair in Japanese Studies at the Brooks Institution, in discussions. The discussions were not open to the public and were held in a closed roundtable format.

It was agreed to consider changing the format of the next symposium to make it open to the public.


Brookings Institution
https://www.brookings.edu/

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Scene from the roundtable discussions

Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C. (United States) Mar. 2018.

On the afternoon of March 6, 2018 Toshihiro Nakayama (Professor, Faculty of Policy Management) and Michito Tsuruoka (Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management) visited the Atlantic Council.

Professor Nakayama gave a presentation on Japan-US relations from the era of democratic administrations in Japan through to the Trump administration of today, while Associate Professor Tsuruoka presented on and compared the shared challenges and points of difference on European and Asian relations with Russia, China, and the United States.

Following this, there were discussions on cybersecurity, with the need for informational cooperation between the US and Japan recognized. Furthermore, there was mutual recognition that the US-Japan alliance should target cooperation over the wider region of the Indo-Pacific rather than just China.

In addition, there was an exchange of opinions on Russia and discussion of the One Belt, One Road Chinese development strategy, as well as Chinese authoritarianism and Chinese AI strategy.

It was agreed to continue to create further opportunities for mutual exchanges of opinions going forward.


Atlantic Council
http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/

Scene from the discussions at the Atlantic Council


East-West Center in Washington, Washington, D.C. (United States) Mar. 2018

During the afternoon of Tuesday, March 6, 2018, a public seminar with the below three panel members was held at the East-West Center in Washington (headquarters: Honolulu, Hawaii.)

Keio University
* Yoshihide Soeya: Professor, Faculty of Law
* Junya Nishino: Professor, Faculty of Law
* Toshihiro Nakayama: Professor, Faculty of Policy Management

The opening presentations consisted of reports by the Keio professors that focused primarily on talking points in Japan-U.S. relations and current affairs in the Asia-Pacific region. Professor Soeya's report dealt with the debate around "Indo-Pacific Strategy"; Professor Nakayama's with the Japanese response, and ongoing prospects with regards to, the Trump administration; and Professor Nishino concluded the presentations with an analysis on the recent state of affairs on the Korean peninsula. While emphasizing military affairs and security aspects of the Japan-U.S. relationship, the extremely wide-ranging proceedings also touched on the spheres of domestic political circumstances, economies, and histories of concerned countries.

Subsequently, individual questions were posed by the East-West Center in Washington's Dr. Ellen L. Frost, who served as both chairperson and discussant at the proceedings, with responses fielded from the respective presenters. Finally, a Q&A session lasting approximately one hour was conducted between the presenters and the attendees from a largely full house. The discussions were also streamed on the internet.

On the following day, March 7, a seminar involving graduate students was held, and there were research reports by four graduate school students, with comments fielded on these from researchers from the East-West Center in Washington as well as invited researchers from outside the institute.

It was agreed that the continuation of similar activities from next year onwards would be considered.


East-West Center in Washington
https://www.eastwestcenter.org/ewc-in-washington

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The three Keio presenters and Dr. Ellen L. Frost (right)


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Scene from the audience debate

Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. (United States) Mar. 2018.

On the morning of Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Motohiro Tsuchiya (Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance) and three other Keio delegates visited the Hudson Institute to conduct reports and engage in an exchange of opinions.

Participants were as follows.
Keio University
* Motohiro Tsuchiya: KGRI Deputy Director; Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
* Yoshihide Soeya: Professor, Faculty of Law
* Toshihiro Nakayama: Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
* Michito Tsuruoka, Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management

Professor Nakayama's report discussed Japan-US relations from the Obama era through to the Trump administration, while Associate Professor Tsuruoka discussed Japan-EU and Japan-US relations. Professor Soeya's report gave a historical view of Japan-US relations while also discussing ongoing imperatives.

In addition to researchers from Hudson Institute, external guests were invited and Japan-US relations and Asia under the Trump administration were discussed.

At the end of the session, a meeting on ongoing prospects was held, with all agreeing to a proposal for presentations from graduate school students starting from the forthcoming academic year.


Hudson Institute
https://www.hudson.org/

Scene from the discussions at the Hudson Institute


University of Cologne, Cologne (Germany) Feb. 2018

From February 2, to February 6, seven researchers from the Keio University School of Medicine visited the University of Cologne to attend the Keio-Cologne Symposium on Aging & Longevity. The Keio delegation included Professor Masayuki Amagai, Dean of the School of Medicine.

It is hoped to enhance research and educational ties between the two universities with the aim of facilitating a society in which people enjoy longer healthy lifespans through the sharing of research know-how in the medical sciences on illnesses which accompany aging--an issue faced by many people--as well that pertaining to aging mechanisms.

Fourteen researchers and academics engaged in medical research on aging and longevity, in particular the deans of the medical schools at Keio University and the University of Cologne, and members of the CECAD Cluster of Excellence, DZNE (German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases), Max Plank Institute for Biology of Ageing Cologne, and the university hospitals, gathered at the event to report on and discuss the latest research outcomes at their respective institutions.

At the venue, researchers with an interest in longevity research from the University of Cologne and other institutions participated together with students from the Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research, located within the CECAD, in lively discussions with researchers from the two universities both before and after the presentations.

CECAD at the University of Cologne (Cluster of Excellence Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases)
http://www.cecad.uni-koeln.de/home/


Links
http://www.cecad.uni-koeln.de/communications/events/2018-keio-cologne-symposium-on-aging-longevity/pictures/

It was agreed that this joint symposium would be the launch pad for a joint research program in this field in the impending future. The partners also committed to promoting graduate student and post-doc early career researcher exchanges leveraging the Graduate School of Ageing Research, an international graduate program of the CECAD.
With regards to the ongoing framework of the Global Network Partnership Agreement concluded between the two universities in 2014, it was decided to actively pursue enhanced ties on educational and research fronts going forward.

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1. Speech by Keiichi Kodaira, Director, Bonn Office, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) before the start of the welcome ceremony on the first day
Director, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Bonn


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2. Professor Ito's presentation during the first session on Metabolism on February 4, the first day of the symposium, Significance of epigenetic modulation/DNA repair in "cardio-metabolic memory" and metabolic kidney diseases


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3. Q&A session following Professor Yasui's presentation "Roles of Aquaporin-4 (AQP4) in neurodegenerative disease" during the second session, Alzheimer's & Neurodegenerative Disorder, on February 5, the second day of the symposium.


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4. Group photo session at CECAD following business meetings by representatives of the University of Cologne and Keio University on February 5 (front row from right: Dean Kreag, Vice Rector Mansel, Dean Amagai, and other attendees)


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5. Centre for International Relations of the Medical Faculty (ZIB Med) Staff
(From right) Dr. Kockemann, Dr. Schrader-Wille, Ms. Schneider


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6. Dean Amagai, School of Medicine, Prof. Schumacher (CECAD), and Dean Krieg vow to strengthen ties between Kern and Keio

Professor Yukihiro Ikeda (Dean, Faculty of Economics) and Professor Colin MacKenzie from Keio University visited the University of Cologne and attended a signing ceremony timed to coincide with the current symposium. This marked the conclusion of an agreement on a Double Master's Degree Program and a 5-year BA-MA Double Degree Program to be newly instituted in conjunction between the Faculty and Graduate School of Economics at Keio and the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne.

University of Cologne, The Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences News
https://www.wiso.uni-koeln.de/de/aktuelles-und-neuigkeiten/news-einzelansicht/new-double-masters-programme-in-economics/

University of South California, Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles (United States)  Feb. 2018

On February 2, Professor Akira Shimizu from the Faculty of Business and Commerce and eight Keio student delegates visited the University of South California, Marshall School of Business.

The Keio student delegates gave presentations in English on the collection and analysis of data on Japan in front of the MBA candidates of Professors C.W. Park and D. MacInnis, both of whom teach at the Marshall School of Business, based on their latest publication "Brand Admiration."

A lively discussion was held after the reports. On longevity research in particular, the two professors requested guest speakers at their own classes, believing such an initiative would have a high likelihood of coming to fruition given that longevity is a major ongoing challenge confronting developed countries. In addition, discussions on the potential of post-graduate overseas study opportunities for current undergraduate students and study abroad exchanges for graduate students were held with administrative staff in charge of overseas exchanges.

It was agreed that preparations be forwarded towards the joint hosting of a conference with the Society of Consumer Psychology (SCP), the largest society on consumer psychology in the world, to be held in Japan and towards joint publications.

University of South California Marshall School
https://www.marshall.usc.edu/

Overview of Keio University
1. Overview of Keio University


Presentation on longevity and branding
2. Presentation on longevity and branding


Group photo of Japanese student presenters with Professor Park, Professor MacInnis, and MBA candidates
3. Group photo of Japanese student presenters with Professor Park, Professor MacInnis, and MBA candidates


Meeting with Professor Park and Professor MacInnis on ongoing ties
4. Meeting with Professor Park and Professor MacInnis on ongoing ties

Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong Jan. 2018

On January 26, Toshiro Nakayama, a Professor at the Faculty of Policy and Management, was joined by two other Keio representatives in taking the stage at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club to engage in discussions at a meeting with members of the foreign media and with Hong Kong-based researchers on national security issues of Japan and Asia.

Under the moderation of Bloomberg journalist David Tweed, Toshihiro Nakayama followed an address by KGRI Vice-Director Tsuchiya Motohiro, a Professor at the Graduate School of Media, with a lecture on challenges for Japanese diplomacy centered on Japan-China relations. Michito Tsuruoka, an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Policy Management, also lectured on regional challenges centered on Japanese security policy.

The audience were deeply engaged by the lectures, with many questions and comments fielded during the proceedings. This was due in part to the rare opportunity which the presence of experts on diplomacy and national security from Japan in Hong Kong represented.

David Tweed who stewarded on the day, stated his expectation that such events would continue to be held going forward, and it was agreed that the potential of holding an event at another location in Hong Kong would be looked into.


1.Scene from the discussion meet
1.Scene from the discussion meet


2.Scene from the discussion meet
2.Scene from the discussion meet

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Jan. 2018

On January 25, Tsuchiya Motohiro, KGRI Vice Director and Professor at the Graduate School of Media and Governance and five others made up a Keio delegation which visited the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to engage in discussions on national security in Japan and Asia with Hong Kong-based researchers.

Participants were as follows.

Keio University
* Motohiro Tsuchiya: KGRI Vice Director; Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
* Toshihiro Nakayama: Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
* Michito Tsuruoka, Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
* Manabu Omae: Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance
* Tomoyuki Furutani: Professor, Faculty of Policy Management
* Tomoki Kamo: Consulate General of Japan in Hong Kong; Guest Professor, Faculty of Policy Management

Hong Kong-based Researchers
・David ZWEIG, Chair Professor, Division of Social Science, Director, Center on China's Transnational Relations, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
・Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Professor, Head of Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University
・Harry Harding, University Professor and Professor of Public Policy, University of Virginia
・ZHANG Baohui, Professor, Department of Political Science, Lingnan University

Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
http://sosc.ust.hk/index.html

During the visit it was agreed to investigate the potential of convening public symposiums or seminars in either Tokyo or Hong Kong in the future. In addition, it was agreed to actively look into the possibility of invitations being extended to Hong Kong counterparts by co-advisors from Keio University. It was decided that at such times the scope of visits by those invited would extend to discussing the co-authoring of papers.


Lunch at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
1. Lunch at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Discussion meet at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
2. Discussion meet at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology