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INVITATION : EU-Japan relations after the Summit

28 May 2015

The EU-Asia Centre invites you to a panel discussion on ‘EU-Japan relations after the Summit’ at the Press Club, 95 Rue Froissart, from 1700-1830 on 2 June.

The EU-Japan summit on 29 May, hosted by Prime Minister Abe, will see a full complement of EU leaders (Tusk, Juncker, Mogherini and Malmstrom) attending.

The EU-Japan relationship has not reached the potential hoped for between two like-minded partners. But negotiations for an FTA and a parallel political cooperation agreement could give the relationship a boost. Where could the two sides cooperate? What has been achieved to date and what are the prospects for the future?

Meanwhile Japan is on the brink of concluding the TPP which will also impact on the EU.  How will the growing rivalry between Japan and China affect their relations with the EU (the EU-China summit is due at the end of June)? 

To assess the prospects for EU-Japan relations after the summit and to consider the political and security situation in East Asia we have invited a mix of senior EU and Japanese officials as well as outside experts for a panel discussion.

To register for the event please send an email to


1645: registration

1700: Panel chaired by Fraser Cameron, Director, EU-Asia Centre

Jiro Okuyama, Deputy Head of Japanese Mission to the EU

Julian Wilson, Head of Division, EEAS

Luis Simon, Professor, VUB, Brussels

Shada Islam, Director of Policy, Friends of Europe


1745 Q and A

1830 Close