At a meeting with members of the Diet of Japan, former UN Special Representative Sukehiro Hasegawa suggested a shift in emphasis in the activities of Japan Self-Defense Forces from operational to capacity building training in UN peace operations. Please click here for a summary of Professor Hasegawa`s presentation in Japanese.
Moves toward integration, increasing economic interdependence, expansion of social networks are countered by even stronger nationalistic sentiment, historical baggage, opportunistic and politically driven policies, contending territorial claims and changing geo-political conditions.
President of JAUNS and Vice President of Kwansei Gakuin University, Former Ambassador of Japan to Germany and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Professor Takahiro SHINYO lead a twelve-person Japanese delegation to the trilateral seminar.
This website is managed by the associates of Professor Hasegawa's peacebuilding study group and his former seminar class students. Mr. Shogo Yoshida, who was one of Professor Hasegawa's sixth seminar class students at Hosei University and now is a graduate student at the University of Tokyo, is managing this website. If you wish to contribute articles and pictures to this website, please send them to: email@example.com.