INVITATION: EU – Pacific Talks: U.S.-Japan relations, 15.2.

EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy cordially invites you to an online event titled:

EU-PACIFIC Talks: U.S.-Japan relations – new leaders, new chance to restore the old relationship

The online debate will take place on Tuesday, 15th February 2022, from 9:30 to 11:00.
The discussion will be held in English
and live-streamed on our Facebook.

To watch the discussion on Facebook, please follow this link.
You will be able to ask your questions in the comment section below the video.

You can find more information about the debate at our Facebook event.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Jan Sýkora, Institute of Asian Studies, Charles University
  • Tsuneo Watanabe, Senior Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
  • Alexandra Sakaki, Asia Division, Deputy Head of Research Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

Moderator: Danielle Piatkiewicz, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

After a rather turbulent relationship between previous US administrations and Japan, the new US president brings a chance for Japan to restore the relationship and unify the approach towards the Asia-Pacific alliance. The Suga – Biden Summit taking place in April sent a very clear message – both governments aim to reinforce and strengthen the ties, support human rights and work towards more sustainable future while agreed on China becoming the biggest challenge for the alliance. Suga and Biden also released two new joint initiatives – the Competitiveness and Resilience (CoRe) Partnership and a climate partnership.