Japan-China Relations: An OverviewExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Join us at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, for a presentation by Consul-General Yasunori Nakayama​. 

Abstract

Japan-China relations is one of the most important bilateral relations for Japan, and China's constructive role is indispensable to the stability and prosperity of the Asia Pacific region. In this presentation, Consul-General of Japan Yasunori Nakayama gives an overview of the past and the present of Japan-China relations, how the Japanese and Chinese regard each other, the two countries' economic ties and pending concerns.  He also illustrates the importance of Japan's cooperation and exchange with China from the perspective of the so-called "mutually beneficial relationship based on common strategic interest".

Consul-General Nakayama

Speaker Bio

Mr. Yasunori Nakayama assumed the post of Consul-General of Japan in Toronto on September 8, 2014.  He joined Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs 33 years ago, and has since experienced postings abroad in the UK, Germany, Indonesia, Belgium, the Philippines and Switzerland.

Some of his other positions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo include Principal Senior Coordinator in the Policy Coordination Division (Foreign Policy Bureau), Counsellor in the Cabinet Secretariat (Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office), and Director of the Foreign Nationals’ Affairs Division in the Consular Affairs Bureau.

Mr. Nakayama graduated from the Faculty of Law at Tokyo University. Just prior to coming to Toronto, he served as the Deputy Director-General for International Trade Policy, working in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to engage in trade negotiations and assist Japanese companies in their overseas activities.

Location 
Balsillie School of International Affairs
Room 1-43
67 Erb St. W.

Waterloo , ON N2L 6C2
Canada

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