Seminar on the Japan-EU Economic Partnership, with Professor Fukunari Kimura of Keio University

The seminar, titled “Turbulence in the world trade regime and the Japan-EU Economic Partnership”, will be given by Professor Kimura. The event is hosted by the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies, supported by the Embassy of Japan in Ireland.  A welcome address will be given by Mrs. Mari Miyoshi, Ambassador of Japan.
Date and Time: 1-2pm, Monday 19th November, 2018
Location: Maxwell Theatre, Hamilton Building, Trinity College Dublin
Seminar outline: Facing large uncertainties in world trade, Japan has recently made substantial advancements in its mega-FTA (Free Trade Agreement) strategy. The significance of the recently signed Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement will be discussed, from the viewpoint of Japan and the Asia-Pacific.
Professor Kimura: Professor Kimura has been a member of the Faculty of Economics at Keio University (Tokyo) since 2000, and Chief Economist at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta and Indonesia since 2008. He received his Bachelor of Law from the University of Tokyo in 1982, and an MSc and PhD from the Department of Economics of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990 and 1991, respectively. He worked as an Assistant Professor for the State University of New York’s economic department (1991-1994), and as an Associate Professor at Keio University (1994-2000). He served as President of the Japan Society of International Economics (2010-2012), as Representative Director of the Tokyo Center for Economic Research (2012-2014), and Dean of Keio University’s Graduate School of Economics (2015-2017). He majors in international trade and development economics. Recently, he has been active in writing on international production networks and the economic integration of East Asia.
Economic Section, Embassy of Japan in Ireland
Tel: 01-202-8335

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