Europe and Japan in a Changing World

Monday 24 October 2022, 09:00 to 11:30

Venue: International House of Japan, 5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032

Timing: 16:00-18:30 JST time

Europe and Japan have never been closer. The rise of authoritarianism, unilateralism and current rapprochement between Russia and China proves once again the interconnectedness of the Asian and European security theatres with major implications for global stability and rules-based order. Against this background, likeminded democracies on both sides of the Indo-Pacific look for ways to increase their leverage through bilateral channels, as well as within existing multilateral security frameworks. While Europe may be a new-comer on the Indo-Pacific security scene, its role is likely to grow.

In this context, the Indo-Pacific Futures Platform (INFORM), an EU funded project implemented by the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG) conveys a public event in collaboration with the International House and Japan, the Asia Pacific Initiative and the Institute of Geoeconomics in Tokyo, Japan. This is a physical event, should you wish to attend, kindly fill in this registration form below by Friday 21 October (link available until midnight).


16:00- 16:15                       Welcoming remarks:

  • Luis Simón, Director, Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS)
  • Yuichi Hosoya, Director of Research, Asia Pacific Initiative (API) / Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University   

16:15- 16:30                         Opening remarks:

  • Jean-Eric Paquet, Head of Delegation of the EU to Japan   

16:35 -16:40                         Keynote address

  • Hayashi Yoshimasa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan

16:40- 17:00                         Keynote address

  • Enrique Mora, Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs / Political Director, European External Action Service

17:00- 18:15                         Bridging Partners for Stability in the Indo-Pacific

  • Daniel Fiott, Head of the Defence and Statecraft Programme, Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS)
  • Michael Green, CEO, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney
  • Ken Jimbo, Managing Director, International House of Japan (IHJ) / President, Asia Pacific Initiative (API) / Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
  • Naoko Eto, Senior Fellow & Group Head, China, Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG)/ Professor, Political Science, Gakushuin University
  • Michael Reiterer, Distinguished Professor, Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS)


  • Eva Pejsova, Japan Chair, Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS)

18:15-18:30                          Wrap up / Cocktail dinner

  • “The EU-Japan relationship and the Indo-Pacific order”
  •  Final remarks by Dr. Eva Pejsova, Japan Chair and Prof. Yuichi Hosoya