Slavic-Eurasian Research Center 2020 Summer International Symposium


Date: July 2-3, 2020

Venue: On-line at Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan

Language: English
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Short Bios



 July 2, Thu
13:30-15:00 Opening Address

Akihiro Iwashita (Director,SRC) “Northeast Asia Today”

  Session 1: Bottlenecks to Regional Cooperation
Part I
Moderators: Shin Kawashima (University of Tokyo) & Yoichi Isahaya (SRC)

Mihoko Kato (SRC)

“Competing Sovereignties in Northeast Asia”

Naomi Chi (Hokkaido University)

“Politics of (Mis)Trust in East Asia: Social Inclusion, Empathy and Reconciliation”

Commentators: Alexander Bukh (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Serghei Golunov (Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russia)
15:15-16:30 Part II                       *In Collaboration with ABSj and UBRJ

Shinichiro Tabata (SRC)

Edward Boyle (Kyushu University) & Akihiro Iwashita (SRC)

“Regions, Rims, and Northeast Asia’s Borders”

Naoki Amano (Yamagata University)

“Exorcising Phantoms: Development of Border Islands in Northeast Asia”

Commentators: Fuminori Kawakubo (Chuogakuin University)
Tomasz Branka (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
16:45-18:00 Special Lecture: “Rebordering in the EU under Covid-19: Lessons for Northeast Asia?”

Jarosław Jańczak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland) PAPER


Fuminori Kawakubo and Akihiro Iwashita

Commentators: Kazuto Suzuki (Hokkaido University)
  July 3, 2020
9:00-11:00 Session 2: Reconsidering the Regional Challenges
Moderators: Chisako Masuo (Kyushu University) & Naomi Chi

Yuji Fukuhara (University of Shimane) and Daesong Hyun (Korea Maritime Institute, Korea)

“Maritime Challenges within/beyond the Region”

Mitsuhiro Mimura (Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia)

“Crises for North Korea and its Neighbors”

Norio Horie (University of Toyama )

“Chinese Land Deals and Migration in the Russian Far East”

Commentators: Tsuneo Akaha (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, US)
Yongchool Ha (University of Washington, US)
13:00-14:45 Session 3: Towards a New Normal: Japan Normalizes Relations with its Neighbors
Moderator: David Wolff (SRC)

Yasuhiro Izumikawa (Chuo University)

“Japan’s Multiple Quests for Foreign Policy ‘Independence’ and Soviet-Japanese Diplomatic Normalization Talks in the 1950s”

Jong Won LEE (Waseda University)

“The United States and the Normalization of Japanese-South Korean Relations: The Process Leading to the Kim-Ohira Memo”

Masaya Inoue (Seikei University)

“From ‘Two-Chinas’ to ‘One China’: The Normalization of Sino–Japanese Relations and the Taiwan Issue, 1969–1972”

Commentators: Togo Kazuhiko (Ambassador) & Jim Hershberg (George Washington University, US)
15:00-16:45 Session 4: Among Allies: Turning Points in the Japan-U.S. Partnership

Yasuhiro Izumikawa

Ayako Kusunoki (International Research Center for Japanese Studies)

“From the ‘Base-Lease Agreement’ to the ‘Alliance’: U.S.-Japan Security Relations in the 1950s”

Yukinori Komine (Harvard University, US)

“Now We Know: Unveiling Secrecy in the Okinawa Nuclear Deal”

Shingo Yoshida (Kindai University)

“Credibility Imperatives vs. Domestic Antimilitarism: Japan’s Alliance Policies during Détente”

Commentators: Sergey Radchenko (Cardiff University, UK) and David Wolff
16:45-    Closing Remarks

Organizing Committee:
Akihiro Iwashita, David Wolff, Mihoko Kato, Yoichi Isahaya


In cooperation with:
NIHU Transdisciplinary Project "Northeast Asia
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research “Multi-Archival Analysis of Critical Junctures in Postwar Northeast Asia” (JSPS: 19H00575)
and “Representations of ‘Territory’ and Social Transformation in Northeast Asia” (JSPS: 20H01460)
Erasmus + Project (Adam Mickiewicz University and SRC: 2019-2020)
JCAS(Japan Consortium for Area Studies)