Event: "Tokyo Conference 2020" on Feb. 29th and Mar. 1st

February 07, 2020

The Tokyo Conference is the most influential high-level track II dialogue on international challenges and global governance in Japan

The Tokyo Conference was launched in the cooperation with the representatives of the leading think tanks in 10 major countries including the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) from the United States and the Chatham House from the United Kingdom in 2017. It aims to promote in-depth discussions on pressing international issues by gathering representatives of the world's leading thinktanks and influential political leaders.

Against the backdrop of its geopolitical implications, the deepening rivalry between the United States and China is producing a massive schism in the world economy. It appears that the multilateralism-based international order has begun to fall apart.

In such circumstances, high on the agenda for discussions at the upcoming Tokyo Conference 2020 will be how to change the existing state of affairs, how to prepare a way out of the worsening U.S.-China confrontations, what should be the desired shape of the international order that we should pursue and what are the responsibilities of each democracy in realizing such an international order.
The Tokyo Conference 2020 will be convened over two days.

High on the agenda for discussions at this forum will be what is required of the G-7 member states and each democracy in order to uphold and develop the international order based on such important values as individual freedom, democracy and multilateralism.

"Tokyo Conference 2020" on Feb. 29th and Mar. 1st

as of February 7

[DAY 1]

Date: February 29 (Sat.) 2:00~6:00pm (Doors open at 1:30pm)
Venue: Nikkei Hall (3 Floor, Nikkei Building, 1-3-7, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Language: Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation will be provided.)
Opening and Keynote Remarks
Session 1 "How to design the future and co-existence of the U.S.-China tension"
Session 2 "How to updates our international order based on rules and multilateralism"
Closing Remark

[DAY 2]

Date: March 1 (Sun.) 1:00~4:30pm (Doors open at 12:30pm)
Venue: Tokyo Prince Hotel "Providence Hall" (3-3-1, Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Language: Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation will be provided.)
Program: Opening Remarks
      Keynote Remarks
      Panel Discussion
      Presentation of the joint statement, remark by the G7 Chair
      Closing Remark


Former heads of states and minister
Christian Wulff, the 10th German President
Hubert Védrine, Former French Foreign Minister

Guest speakers: Experts on current the U.S.-China confrontation
Fan Gang, Director of the National Research Institute, China
Chi Fuling, President of China Institute for Reform and Development (CIRD), China
Paul Triolo, Practice Head, Geo-technology, Eurasia Group
Takehiko Nakao, Former President of the Asian Development Bank

Thinktank leaders
Brazil: Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, President, Getulio Vargas Foundation
Canada: Rohinton Medhora, President, Centre for International Governance Innovation
France: Thomas Gomart, Director, French Institute of International Relations
Germany: Volker Perthes, Director, German Institute for International Security Affairs
India: Sunjoy Joshi, Chairman, Observer Research Foundation
Italy: Ettore Greco, Executive Vice President, Istituto Affari Internazionali
Singapore: Ong KengYong, Executive Deputy Chairman, S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies
United Kingdom: *TBC (Chatham House)
United States: James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Council on Foreign Relations
Japan: Yasushi Kudo, President, the Genron NPO

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