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February 5,2017

CAFS/NIHU Seminar 「Debunking the myths of Northeast Asia's borders」

Date: February 5, 2017
Venue:Kyushu University Nishijin Plaza
(2-16-23 Nishijin, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken, 814-0002 Japan)

13:00 - 13:10 Opening Remarks
-Hyunjoo Naomi Chi (Representative of ABSj & Hokkaido University)
13:10 - 13:40 Keynote Speech
Moderator: Jong-seok Park (Kyushu University)
- Beom-Shik Shin (Seoul National University)
"The Changing Strategic Triangle in the Post-Cold War Northeast Asia"

13:40 - 15:10 Session 1: Political Geography & International Relations
Moderator: Edward Boyle (Kyushu University)
Commentator:Jonathan Bull (Hokkaido University)
-Takashi Yamazaki (Osaka City University)
"Multi-scalar Contextual Effects on Local Elections: Okinawa in Northeast Asia"
-Bae-Gyoon Park (Seoul National University)
"Special Zones and Territorialities of East Asian Developmental States"

15:20 - 18:00 Session 2: Russian Foreign Relations in Northeast Asia
Moderator: Serghei Golunov (Kyushu University)
Commentator: Yukiko Hama (Tsuda College)
- Ik-Joong Youn (Hallym University)
"Developments of Russo-Japanese Relations under Putin and Abe and the Korean Peninsula: From the Korean Perspective"
-Alibay Mammadov (Hokkaido University)
"Northern Territories Issue and the Views of Former Japanese Residents and Their Descendants"
-Paul Richardson (University of Birmingham)
"Patience and Pragmatic Patriotism: Putin's approach to the territorial dispute with Japan"
-Akihiro Iwashita (Kyushu University & Hokkaido University)
"The Abe-Putin Yamaguchi Summit Ends a History: An Epitaph to the Northern Territories"

Organized by Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University
NIHU Area Studies Project for Northeast Asia, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
With the Cooperation of Association for Borderland Studies Japan Chapter
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