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Talk by Akiko Yamanaka

When Jun 08, 2017
from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road
Contact Name Prajakti Kalra
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Talk by Akiko Yamanaka, Former Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan

'Japan and North East Asia : Toward the peace and stability of Korean Peninsula'

Biography: Professor Akiko Yamanaka

Senior Diplomatic Fellow at Central Asia Forum Cambridge University , Senior Visiting Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs( JIIA) , Special Advisor to the President of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). Former Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japanese Government. She has been active in both academia and the political arena. She serves as Special Ambassador for Peacebuilding of Japan as well as Special Ambassador for the World Tsunami Awareness Day of Japan. She serves as Research Advisor at Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS) ,and Visiting Professor at Tenjin Foreign Studies University. She pursued her academic career as Visiting Professor at the Churchill College of University of Cambridge, the United Nation University, Graduate School of Hokkaido University and Senior Researcher at the University of Oxford、Harvard University, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Brookings Institute in Washington DC in USA. She has served as a member of the Japanese Diet as well as Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs. Other posts in the Diet have included Director of the Committee of Foreign Affairs, Acting Director of the Defence Committee and Director General of the Women’s Bureau of the LDP and she launched “The Human Resources Development Program in Asia for Peacebuilding” as Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs. Her expertise includes International Peacebuilding, International Negotiation and Strategic Studies. Natural and Human Induced Disaster Prevention on which she has written and gives lectures extensively. She has published many books such as “Think, or Sink: Preventive State Theory”. She was awarded OISCA Award (for Contributions to Asia) and the International Soroptimist Japan’s Sen Kayoko Prize (for Contributions to International Understanding)”