Griffith Asia Institute Q&A Panel Event: Australia-Japan Security Relations in a Changing Region

Griffith Asia Institute Q&A Panel Event: Australia-Japan Security Relations in a Changing Region
Griffith Asia Institute Q&A Panel Event: Australia-Japan Security Relations in a Changing Region

Principal speaker

Other Toshiro Iijima

Other speakers

Ms Mami Mizutori, Mr Murray McLean AOM, Professor Rikki Kersten, and Professor Andrew O’Neil


A close security relationship between Australia and Japan can extend the bi-lateral relationship in important ways, and also contribute to stability and cooperation within the current regional order. Expanding Australia-Japan security relations further, however, is not without its challenges in the current regional environment.

Our panelists will discuss the kinds of shared regional and bi-lateral interests that drive and will benefit from closer security relations, the challenges doing so may create for the bi-lateral relationship, and the ways in which stronger security ties might be achieved while also maintaining an inclusive regional environment.

Panelists include:

Ambassador Toshiro Iijima, Policy Planning and International Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan.*If government business prevents the Ambassador’s attendance, another senior government official will attend.

Ms Mami Mizutori, Executive Director, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, UK.

Mr Murray McLean AOM, former Australian Ambassador to Japan. He is the Chair of the Australia Japan Foundation and a Member of the Board of the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee.

Professor Rikki Kersten, Dean, School of Arts, Murdoch University.

Professor Andrew O’Neil, Head of School, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University.

SHAPE the discussion: In this interactive panel event, we welcome you to join the conversation by emailing your questions for the panel in advance when you register, and/or by asking questions directly on the night during the panel discussion.

For further information see http://events.griffith.edu.au/d/lfqpll or contact Natasha Vary at email: events-gai@griffith.edu.au.


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