Japan Southwest Asia Exchange Year 2022 Webinar

Japan-Southwest Asia Exchange Year 2022 Webinar
“Japan and South Asia relations: Toward the more inclusive and sustainable future”
(Wednesday, 16 March 2022)
This year, Japan celebrates the anniversaries with the seven countries in South Asia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has designated 2022 as “Japan-Southwest Asia Exchange Year” with the aim of taking Japan’s relations with the countries of Southwest Asia to new heights.
The Ministry takes this opportunity to organize a webinar titled “Japan-South Asia relations: Toward the more inclusive and sustainable future” to discuss and think the relations between Japan and South Asia in coming years, with the participation of the panelists from the 7 countries in South Asia.
Two Pakistani panelists also participate the webinar.
Date:  Wednesday, 16 March 2022
Time:  JST 15:00-17:30+
      Pakistan: 11:00-13:30+
Language: English (English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation available for Japanese audience)
Registration required:  https://forms.gle/V6S6oGdCxsCsWn4d8
Closing date for registration: Sunday, 8:00pm on 13 March 2022 (PST)
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Opening of the webinar
Welcome Remarks (Video message) by Mr. HONDA Taro, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
Session 1: Japan-South Asia relations: past, present, and future
Ms. MURAYAMA Mayumi, Executive Vice-President, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)
〇Bangladesh: Dr. Delwar Hossain, Director, East Asia Center, University of Dhaka
〇Bhutan: Hon. Dasho Karma Ura, President, Centre for Bhutan Studies and GNH Studies
〇India: Prof. Srabani Roychoudhury, Centre for East Asian Studies, JNU
〇Maldives: Mr. Ibrahim Hood, Secretary, Foreign Relations, The President’s Office
〇Nepal:  Ms. Amira Dali, President, Love Green Nepal
〇Pakistan: Mr. Qamar Abbas Cheema, Lecturer, National University of Modern Languages
〇Sri Lanka: Senior Professor H.D. Karunaratne, University of Colombo
Session 2: Japan-South Asia: joint action for the future
◆Moderator: Prof. ISAKA Riho, the University of Tokyo
〇Sri Lanka: Ms. Shayari De Silva, Curator, Art and Archival Collections, Geoffery Bawa Trust
〇Pakistan: Mr. Rehan Adamjee, Deputy Director, Strategy, Planning & Growth, Vital Pakistan
〇Nepal: Mr. Bhushan Dahal, Executive Director, Kids of Kathmandu
〇Maldives: Ms. Fathmath Fazleena Fakir, Managing Director, Business Center Corporation Limited
〇India: Dr. Titli Basu, Associate Fellow, East Asia Centre, IDSA
〇Bhutan: Hon. Phuntsho Rapten, Member, National Council
〇Bangladesh: Mr. Tahsan Khan, Singer-songwriter and actor
Wrap-up of the webinar by Prof. HORIMOTO Takenori, Visiting Professor, Gifu Women’s University
Closing of the webinar