Former Japanese Diplomat to Give a Public Lecture at the University of Tartu
H.E. Mr. Akio Kawato, former diplomat and Japanese Ambassador to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, will be giving a public lecture entitled “Japan’s Strategy for Security and Prosperity: The Way to Survive the Global Paradigm Shift” on Monday, 8 November at 4.15 pm in the University of Tartu’s Council Room in the University Main Building.
Japan has been prospering, enjoying freedom in the society, but heavily relying on the U.S. security guarantee. Now things are changing: growing Chinese power and struggling West.
In his lecture “Japan’s Strategy for Security and Prosperity: The Way to Survive the Global Paradigm Shift” Mr. Kawato, Japanese former Ambassador with extensive diplomatic experiences in Russia, Germany, Sweden, USA, Central Asia and China, will present his observations on the political and social changes in Japan, Europe, Russia, the CIS countries, the U.S. and China. The lecturer will further elaborate on future course for Japan's security, economic growth and democratic governance. In 2006 he launched a personal blog “Japan and World Trends” (www.japan-world-trends.com) to share his thoughts worldwide in Japanese, English, Russian and Chinese.
The lecture is taking place on Monday at 4.15 pm in the University of Tartu’s Concil Room in the University Main Building (18 Ülikooli St, r204). Tea break and casual conversation with Mr. Kawato will follow after his lecture. See link for lecture poster.
Entrance is free, but for securing your place, please register by sending an e-mail to %20event_tartu [ät] japemb.ee%20event_tartu [ät] japanemb.ee stating your name, grade and the name of the faculty (if not student, your profession).
Mr. Kawato has studied international relations at the University of Tokyo and studied abroad at Harvard Graduate School and at Moscow State University. He has served as Ambassador of Japan to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Other foreign assignments have taken him to the Soviet Union/Russia, Germany, Sweden and USA.
On 8 November, the University of Tartu will also host the visit from the Japanese Ambassador in Estonia H.E. Mr. Hideaki Hoshi. The guests will meet with Rector Prof. Alar Karis and Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Dr. Martin Hallik.
Sirje Üprus, Head of International Cooperation, +372 737 5615, sirje.uprus [ät] ut.ee