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05.06.2023 Past

Japan-US-Australia Trilateral Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific: Defense, Economic Security, and Values

インド太平洋における日米豪三ヶ国協力:防衛・経済安保・価値観

As the risk of a crisis over Taiwan is loudly voiced today, the tripartite relationship between Japan, the United States, and Australia is gaining increasing importance in the evolving security landscape of the Indo-Pacific. This relationship is expanding its collaboration in various fields such as diplomacy, security, economics, and values. With a view to further deepening this relationship, the University of Tokyo's Advanced Mizui Research in Rule Formation Strategy and Economic Security Program will host a panel discussion featuring experts from Japan, the U.S., and Australia.

To realize a "Free and Open Indo-Pacific," the panel will examine not only military cooperation but also address economic intimidation, diversification of critical supply chains, and collaboration in advanced science and technology as economic security issues. Furthermore, the panel will also discuss challenges related to the ideological conflict between democracy and authoritarianism, as well as tackling disinformation and influence operations on the soft-power front. The analysis will consider how the three countries should utilize multilateral frameworks like QUAD, AUKUS, BDN, PBP, G7, and IPEF to address these challenges.

インド太平洋における日米豪三ヶ国協力:防衛・経済安保・価値観

Overview of the event

Date June 5th (Mon.), 2023
Place Komaba II Campus ENEOS Hall (RCAST 3rd South Building 1st floor)
Capacity 172
Fee For Free
Speakers Justin Bassi, Executive Director at ASPI (Australian Strategic Policy Institute)
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Kristin Vekasi, Assistant Professor at the University of Maine, USA.
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Kōnosuke Kokuba(國場幸之助), Japanese Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party's Defense Division
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Akira Igata(井形彬), Project Lecturer at RCAST, the University of Tokyo
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Language English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
Registration Registration form
Details YouTube Archives:
[Digest Version] Japan-US-Australia trilateral cooperation in the Indo-Pacific [Symposium]
[70-second Version] Japan-US-Australia trilateral cooperation in the Indo-Pacific [Symposium]
Akira Igata "Indo-Pacific issues are serious enough to prompt unity"
【7/19】日米AIセキュリティ協力:偽情報・サイバー脅威に関する敵対的AIリスクと緩和戦略
19.07.2024 Upcoming
July 19: US-Japan AI Security: Adversarial AI Risks and Mitigation Strategies for Disinformation and Cyber Threats

Today, there is growing attention on societal impacts of the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence. While the utilization of cutting-edge AI technology offers various advantages, the development and use of "adversarial AI," or AI with malicious intent or attacks against AI, has emerged as a serious economic security risk for nations around the world.

Against this backdrop, the Economic Security Research Program (ESRP) at RCAST, the University of Tokyo and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA will co-host a symposium titled "US-Japan AI Security: Adversarial AI Risks and Mitigation Strategies for Disinformation and Cyber Threats".

The symposium will feature speakers from the U.S. government in charge of developing policies to promote and regulate AI technology development, as well as researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), leading national research institutes for AI research in the United States. They will introduce cutting-edge AI technology developments in the U.S. and explore risks and opportunities these technologies will bring to our society. In particular, we will discuss how to deal with AI-enabled disinformation and cyberattacks, ideal promotion and regulatory means for the government, and the future of Japan-US cooperation on AI related issues.

経済安全保障における官民関係:米・中・EU・豪・南アの国際比較
14.06.2024 Past
State-Firm Relations and Economic Security: International Comparisons of U.S., China, EU, Australia, and South America

Economy security has recently become a central issue of concern for governments and businesses around the world. Various governments have created new strategies, institutions, and tools to address these new challenges. However, the private sector involvement is critical in the effective implementation of these government policies.

Under these circumstances, the Economic Security Research Program (ESRP) at RCAST, The University of Tokyo and Law and Geoeconomics will convene a symposium titled _State-Firm Relations and Economic Security: International Comparisons of U.S., China, EU, Australia, and South America_, with the support of Helsinki Geoeconomics Week and the Embassy of Finland.

This symposium will bring together experts on economic security from the U.S., China, EU, and South America to compare how state-firm relations differ in regions around the world, especially given the rise of economic security risks and opportunities. This will allow for the sharing of best practices as well as identifying potential areas of cooperation among countries.

シンポジウム:「経済安全保障をめぐる問題:リスク・機会・国際協力」
07.06.2024 Past
Symposium: "Economic Security: Risks, Opportunities, and International Cooperation"

The Economic Security Research Program (ESRP) at the University of Tokyo's Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) will host a symposium "Economic Security: Risks, Opportunities, and International Cooperation" as part of RCAST's Open Campus.

NATO、日本および民間危機における協力
22.05.2024 Past
NATO, Japan, and collaboration on civil emergencies

The Economic Security Research Program (ESRP) at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo and the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), co-host a brown bag lunch seminar featuring Irina Novakova, the Head of the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC), NATO HQ, with the support of Royal Danish Embassy, Japan.

EADRCC is NATO's principal mechanism to respond to civil emergencies. Ms. Novakova will first give a speech addressing NATO's work on cooperative security, which covers cooperation with Japan and working to support partners build up their resilience and security. She'll also focus on examples from support for Ukraine, cooperation on disaster response, and support for building partners' defence capacities.

Her introductory remarks will be followed by comments from two expert panelists. Robert Dujarric (ICAS, TUJ) will give us a historical perspective, while Maya Sobchuk (RCAST, The University of Tokyo) will touch upon the issue of strategic communication and disinformation in disaster responses. Akira Igata will be the moderator, while also commenting from the angle of economic security policies. This will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A with the audience.

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