2011 (Foreign Policy)

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[Diplomacy] 2012年1月18日 The all-inclusive lecture by Professor Hasegawa

On 18th January 2012, Professor Hasegawa delivered the all-inclusive lecture.
First of all, he reviewed diplomatic theory, and gave “national security” and “national interest” as two principal conditions for the continued survival and prosperity of nations. He informed in detail the roles of diplomacy and historical development in turn. Then he explained from ancient and the Middle Ages’ ideas which Sun Tzu and Francois de Callieres had, to the Westphalia structure. Using as an example the withdrawal of U.S. armed forces from Okinawa, he compared the claims of realist and those who advocate the interest of resident citizens in Okinawa. Moreover, he referred to the continued relevance of realism and liberalism in understanding the diplomacy of 21st century. Then looking back the lectures of guest speakers who came to this class, he explained Constructivism and Functionalism at last.(Mai Kato)

[Diplomacy] 2012年1月11日 東アジアとヨーロッパにおける共同体の創設と意義

On January 11, Professor Hasegawa delivered a lecture about regional diplomacy. First of all, he explained the birth and development of ASEAN, particularly AFTA, CEPT and EPA, and mentioned the extent of economic integration of ASEAN. He then pointed out the reasons why the process of regional integration has not proceeded as rapidly as in Europe. He explained that ASEAN moved forward with forming ASEAN plus One, ASEAN plus Three and East Asian Community, encompassing not only the economic but also the political, social and security cooperation of its member states as well as other countries of the region. The regional framework was expanded to include the United States and Russia in the forum of East Asian Summit. Finally, he made a comparison of Asian and European experiences and explained the reasons for the extent of integrations that has taken place in East Asia and Europe. (Yuka Hirakawa)

[Diplomacy]2011年12月21日 政治経済外交-貿易と経済統合の視点から- (長谷川祐弘教授)

 On 20th November 2011, Professor Hasegawa lectured on the diplomacy centered political economy, in terms of particularly the meaning of trade and economic integration. Firstly, he explained the theories of international political economy, and indicated the rise of neo-liberal theory culminating in the Washington Consensus that influenced the policies of advanced as well as developing countries. Then, He mentioned the implications of FTA and EPA as well as the transition from GATT to WTO. He also noticed the status and the coming challenges of the international economy on regional economic integration. (Keiki Takemasa)

[Diplomacy] Dialogue with an Ambassador ~Switzerland’s foreign Policy~

The fifth dialogue with an ambassador was held in Sotobori 307 on 14 December 2011 with H.E. Mr. Urs Bucher Ambassador of Switzerland in Japan.
Firstly, welcome remarks made by Professor Mitsutoshi Somura, Dean/Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies of Hosei University. After that Ambassador explained how Switzerland has been a considerable country in Global World, regardless of their small territory. In the dialogue, the ambassador emphasized their specialties; neutrality, direct democracy and soft power.
 After the presentation, there was question- and- answer period and a lot of students asked Ambassador many questions.
(Lena Kondo)

[Diplomacy]2011年12月7日 国連PKOと日本(内閣府国際平和協力本部事務局長 羽田浩二様)

 12月07日、スカイホールにて内閣府国際平和協力本部事務局長羽田浩二様にご講演いただきました。まず初めに、羽田事務局長は現在の国際的な平和活動のための内閣府国際平和協力本部の取り組みについて、南スーダンの国づくりへの協力を用いてご説明されました。次に、国際的な平和活動の概要として、PKOの歴史上での変遷や、平和活動にあたっての日本の協力展開状況を、現状報告の資料を用いてお話しされました。そして、これからの日本の、PKOへの積極的参加のための法的枠組み等の強化に対する課題をお話しされました。
(平林 聡一朗)

[Diplomacy] 2011年11月30日 環境外交~気候変動交渉~ (国連大学高等研究所客員教授 功刀達朗様)

 On 30 November, Visiting Professor of the UN University Institute of Advanced Studies delivered a lecture. First, he said that unlike traditional diplomacy, multilateral diplomacy on global issues is a sophisticated pursuit of common interests of the entire humanity centering around the UN. Second, he reviewed the evolution of environmental governance since the 1992 Earth Summit by citing important regimes for international cooperation, such as those on climate change, biodiversity, desertification and marshlands. Third, he explained that global warming is one of the most serious issues of this century, which needs to be stabilized before too late. Noting that all countries, whether developed or developing, “share common but differentiated responsibility and respective capabilities,” he said that unless this basic principle is agreed at the current negotiations in Durban on climate change, an extension of the Kyoto Protocol would be ineffective and meaningless, as Japan, Russia and Canada rightly assert. (Yuna Kitamura)

[Diplomacy] British Ambassador David Warren Speaks to Students at Hosei University (November 16th)

 The fifth dialogue with an ambassador was held in the Sky Hall of the Hosei University on 16 November 2011 with H.E. Ambassador David Warren of the United Kingdom to Japan. First of all, Ambassador Warren explained the meaning of his being “Her Britannic Majesty`s Ambassador to Japan.” and how he was carrying out his responsibility to represent the interest of his country. After that, he spoke about the significance of trade liberalization and economic cooperation taking place in East Asia and also mentioned the security situation in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Ambassador Warren emphasized the importance of international cooperation.
Secondly, he explained the economic relationship between Japan and the United Kingdom. After his presentation, Hosei University faculty members including Professors Satoru Mori and Kwon Hoyon, and Associated Professors Alan Meadows and Hiromi Fujishige made their comments. Several students then asked Ambassador Warren questions about the changing British foreign policy, the financial crisis in Europe and other issues. (Saki Sakamoto)

[Diplomacy]November 9th “The Next Steps: What Lies Ahead for the US-Japan Relationship”(H.E. James P. Zumwalt)

 On November 9th, H.E. James P. Zumwalt, Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Japan, came and made his speech in the Diplomacy class. He delivered the speech on ‘The Next Steps: What lies ahead for the US-Japan Relationship’, after the opening speech by Professor Mori Satoshi, the Chief of the Department of the Global Politics. In his speech, he especially focused on the following three points: security relationship, economic relationship, and people to people relationship. He also told with an emphasis that Japan and United States share common interests and values such as liberal democracy. Following the keynote speech, under the Professor Suzuki’s moderation, Professor Mori and Associate Professor Meadows gave their comments. Then some students asked various questions to Minister Zumwalt. After that, Professor Hasegawa lastly suggested to him, “Sharing common interests are important, but the economy is not everything. Moreover, we should share each other’s uniqueness and respect each other’s position.” (Dona Jung)

[Diplomacy] 2011年10月26日 日本と中国の外交関係

On October 26 2011, Professor Hasegawa firstly showed us a video about diplomatic relations between Japan and China in his class on “Foreign Policy”. Contents of the video were dual diplomacy related to Senkaku Islands and meetings between heads of China forces and former heads of Japanese Self-Defense Forces. Then, Professor Hasegawa’s guest gave her comment, and students gave their opinion about given questions and we discussed it. (Jieun Park)

[Diplomacy] 2011年10月19日 国連と日本外交の現状と展望(外務省総合外交政策局参事官 宮島昭夫様)

 On 19 October 2011, Mr. Akio Miyajima, Deputy Director-General of the Foreign Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs delivered a lecture in the Sky Hall. Firstly he explained about problems about the United Nations and the world globalizing rapidly, used Ban Ki-moon U.N. Secretary General speech. Secondly, he talked about diplomacy between Japan and UN, and presented the support from each country when the East Japan great earthquake disaster occurred on March 11. Furthermore, He spoke, being related to a speech of Prime Minister Noda, importance of the contribution to the global community as thanks to support. Then, he referred to problems such as the human and finance contribution of Japan to the United Nations, and at last, he advised to students who want to become UN staffs. (Mai Kato)

[Diplomacy] 2011年10月12日 日本の安全保障外交の変遷と展望

 On October 12 2011, Professor Hasegawa first explained in his class on “Foreign Policy” the evolution of security arrangements made by nation states in achieving their national security. These included a traditional security alliance to various collective security arrangements. He explained the significance of a newly emerging conception of human security in the rapidly globalizing world. He then delivered a lecture on the theme of “Japanese defense policy”. Secondly, he explained the current condition and agenda of Japan-U.S. security and defense cooperation arrangements. Finally he told us that the process of foreign policy formulation and implementation of a democratic nation is influenced very much by its domestic factors such as how people perceive its appropriateness. (Eri Iijima)

[Diplomacy]2011年10月5日 “The U.S-Japan Alliance” Mr. Richard Bakewell

Mr. Richard Bakewell lectured on “The U.S-Japan Alliance”. His lecture were consisted of 5 parts. First, he talked about history of partnership between U.S. and Japan. Specially he focused on common strategic objectives. Second, he lectured on “Current U.S. military presence in Japan”. Then he focused on U.S. forces in Japan, the reasons, the history so on. Third he talked us about “Defense policy review initiative and realignment”. Forth, he lectured on “New security challenges”. The new challenges were terrorism including other trans national issues, anti-piracy and cyber. Fifth, he gave us details U.S.-Japan cooperation after the great Japan Earthquake, “Operation Tomodachi”, U.S – military assistance and Fukushima Daiichi Assistance.(Sayuri Maruyama)

[Diplomacy] 2011年9月28日(水) 「外交」に関する概念と理論(長谷川教授)

 On the 28th of Sep. 2011, Professor Hasegawa started his course on Comprehensive Diplomacy. In his first lecture, he explained the meaning of “diplomacy” in terms of its roles. First, Prof. Hasegawa focused on the roles of diplomacy in achieving national interest. He explained the changing roles and the significance of diplomacy in the Westphalian world of independent states and the post-Westphalian international system. In addition, Prof. Hasegawa touched on the relationship among international society, civil society, and individuals. He also analyzed the meaning of national sovereignty and equality. Second, Prof. Hasegawa explained the need for a paradigm shift and the four elements of diplomacy including security being part of “the diplomacy of globalization in the world” as well as a variety of globalization issues as disparity and major diplomacy issues. Moreover, Prof. Hasegawa referred to the international political economy trends and the theories of international politics system. In this regard, he mentioned the understandings of the world as advanced by Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbs, Harold Nicholson, Ernest Satow, Hans Morgenthau, Henry Kissinger and Kenneth Waltz. (Minshik KIM)

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