[Kurosawa seminar] The Ambassador of Russian Federation to Japan holds Dialogue with Hosei students (16 May 2013)

 On 16 May 2013, His Excellency Ambassador Evgeny Vladimirovich Afanasiev of Russian Federation to Japan visited Hosei University and held a dialogue with professors and students. The ambassador explained the Russian foreign policy towards East Asia.
 After opening remarks made by Mr. Fukuda, Ambassador Afanasiev mentioned the historical, cultural, political and economic relationship between Japan and Russia. In his speech, he emphasized the significance of cooperating each other for the prosperity of each society. He regarded the recent relationship between both countries as of optimum importance, and put an emphasis on improving the understanding and cooperation between each other. Ambassador Afanasiev also made a reference to the negotiation of peace treaty between Russia and Japan, and he referred to a progress to be made by the leaders of both countries as the significant goal for the development of relationship of two countries.
 At the end of the symposium, we had a comments and questions session moderated by Professor Sukehiro Hasegawa, in which three professors commented, Professors Nobuto Shimotomai, Andrei Ivanovich Kravtsevich and Satoru Kurosawa. As a conclusion, Professor Hasegawa referred to the importance of appreciating various cognitions held by those concerned when it comes to solving territorial disputes. He introduced three indispensable ways to solve some territorial problems through (1) the role of ICJ; (2) a shelving of the determination and (3) the settlement of issues through dividing the territories equally as referred to by President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. In addition, Professor Hasegawa pointed out the importance of grasping different opinions held by both sides on territorial disputes. (Keiki Takemasa)


[Global Governance] Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Embassy of Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste holds Dialogue with Hosei students (2nd October 2012)

 On 2nd October, 2012, Mr. Isilio Antonio de Fatima Coelho da Silva, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Embassy of Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, visited Hosei University, and gave his lecture as the third class of the global governance. The theme was “Reconstruction and state building in Timor-Leste: its accomplish, progress and vision for future”. At first, the ambassador explained the civil war of the 90s, and emphasized two causes, namely, decolonization and the Cold War. Concretely, decolonization was premature for Timor-Leste of the day since the government lost the adequate capacity, and the struggle for power between the United States and the Soviet Union also embroiled it in the dispute. Thus, these two factors provoked the civil war. And then, the ambassador mentioned the United Nations peacekeeping and peacebuilding operations. With referring to the case of Timor-Leste, all attendance, including the ambassador, professors, and students, confirmed that the United Nations has played the dedicated role toward peace in post-conflict countries. As the ambassador asserted, Timor-Leste is growing as a peaceful country now. Its accomplish, progress, and vision for the future, gave an audience further expectations toward the brighter future. (Risa Kato)


[Diplomacy] Acting Ambassador and Minister Plenipotentiary of The Republic of Cameroon in Tokyo had a Dialogue with Hosei Students (3rd July 2012)

 On 3rd July 2012, Dr. Appolinaire Essomba, Acting Ambassador and Minister Plenipotentiary of The Republic of Cameroon in Tokyo, gave a lecture about the Republic of Cameroon to students of Hosei University. First of all, Dr. Essomba mentioned that there are many people in Cameroon each with different religious, racial and ethnic background. Although they live under different circumstances, they live in harmony and peace in Cameroon. He also said that Cameroon tries to cooperate with other international countries. When Cameroon had a territorial dispute with Nigeria, Cameroon managed to solve this problem in a peaceful way. They did not resort to an armed conflict. At last, Dr. Essomba said, it is more important rather to cooperate with other countries than to solve problems by force in today’s global society. (Mai Uchida)


[Diplomacy] Ambassador of Ireland Holds Dialogue with Hosei Students (8th May 2012)

 In this opening speech, Professor Katsuya Hirose, Dean, Faculty of Law welcomed the Ireland ambassador. In delivering his keynote speech, Ambassador John Neary provided first basic information on historical developments particularly those that took place after independence in 1922. Emphasizing its foreign policy of neutrality, he explained the Irish foreign policy centering the United Nations and participated in UN peacekeeping operations. Ireland had a strong commitment to a rules-based international order. In spite of its challenging economic situation at home, Ireland continues to spend about 0.52 percent of its gross domestic product for ODA activities with a particular focus on newly independent countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Irish ambassador also explained the relationship between Ireland and Great Britain and mentioned the successful outcome of diplomatic negotiations between the two countries concerning Northern Ireland. In addition, he mentioned Ireland’s economic, social and cultural ties with Japan. Following the Ambassador’s presentation, Professor Mikiko Eto, Head of Department of Political Science, commented Ireland’s high status in human development index (HDI), democracy ranking and freedom index. Finally, Hosei University students asked questions to Ambassador concerning the neutrality policy, causes of conflict in Northern Ireland, ODA and other issues. (Yuko Honda)


[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)


【シンポジウム】2011.7.5. The Dialogues with Ambassadors Session IV was held in Skyhall.

 The fourth dialogue with an ambassador was held in the Sky Hall on 5 July 2011 with H.E. Mr. Lukman Faily, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq in Japan. Firstly he talked about Black Swan Theory of Prof. Nassim Nichol Taleb. After that Ambassador explained Iraq and Arab Countries with the data which are Political, Social and Economical. He also mentioned the key elements impacting change and the challenges for them. After the presentation, there was some question- and-answer period and a lot of students asked Ambassador many questions.(Nanami Ito)


【シンポジウム】2011. 6. 21st The third dialogue with ambassadors was held in the Sky-hall

 The third dialogue with an ambassador was held in the Sky-hall on June 21st, 2011 with H. E. Mr. Mikhail Mikhailovich Bely Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Japan. Professor Nobuo Shimotomai, a head of the Graduate School of Global and Asian Politics introduce Ambassador Mikhail. Following the opening speech by Vice president Fukuda, Ambassador Mikhail Mikhailovich Bely delivered a speech on East Asian countries, particularly Japan and China. In addition, he mentioned the Korean issues and the Fukushima nuclear incident. Afterwards, Professor Kwon Ho-Young, Masaharu Hishida and Kravtsevich Andrei commented on the Ambassador’s speech, and Hosei University sutents asked questions to the Ambassador. (Lena Kondo)


【シンポジウム】 2011.5.17 The second dialogue with an ambassador was held in the Skyhall

The second dialogue with an ambassador was held in the Skyhall on May 17, 2011 with H.E.Dr.Philip de Heer Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Japan. President Toshio Masuda of Hosei University welcomed the Dutch Ambassador in his opening statement. Following the introduction by Vice President Fukuda, Ambassador Philip de Heer delivered a speech on China’s emergence as a major power and its implications for Europe and Japan. Professors Hishida, Suzuki, Shimotomai and Mori commented on the Ambassador’s speech and Hosei University students asked questions to the Ambassador. (Kana Hashimoto)


【シンポジウム】2010.12.19 International Symposium on Prospect for Stability in East Asia

An international symposium organized by G-GAP was held on 19 December 2010 at Arcadia Hall Ichigaya. The purpose of the symposium was to assess the challenges and potentials for achieving stability in East Asia. Several distinguished scholars and professionals from South Korea, China, Russia and USA joined Japanese professors and specialists on global and Asian politics.(Akari Kanou)


【シンポジウム】11月23日(火) 法政大学大学院G-GAP・法政大学法学部主催シンポジウム 「正義と平和構築」

010年11月23日に法政大学大学院G-GAP、法政大学法学部主催による「正義と平和構築」をテーマとしたシンポジウムを開催しました。初めに法政大学大学院政治学科研究科長下斗米伸夫教授が開会の辞を述べられ、国連大学より来校されたVesselin Popovski氏、二村まどか女史が、「正義」と「平和構築」の概念に関して説明をされた。3時からのシンポジウムでは、国連学術評議会(ACUNS)よりAlistair D. Edgar事務局長が国際社会における「正義」と「平和」は密接に結び付けられるものと描かれる一方、同時に2つは相反する目標でもある現実を踏まえ、正義と平和構築の観念、過程そして実践とに結びつけられた複雑な政治議論をアフガニスタン、カンボジア、コソボ、ウガンダでの経験と論議の比較の研究成果を基に討論した。ご講義の後は鈴木佑司教授がモデレーターとなって、参加者からの質問にEdgar氏が応答された後、長谷川祐弘教授より総括のコメントを頂いた。最後に、下斗米教授より閉会の辞を述べられた。(大山諒佑)


【シンポジウム】10月19日(火) 第1回 大使との対話 大島賢三様 元国際連合日本政府代表部特命全権大使