EUSA-JP 2020 Research Conference @ Online

Here is the tentative programme.


  • Day1 November 7, 2020:

      • Plenary 1: EU-Japan Relations in the Multipolar Era: How EU-Japan EPA/SPA matter in the World?

  • Day2 November 8, 2020

      • Session A: Japan and EU

      • Session B: Policy Integration

      • Session C: Current State of Affairs of the European Union

      • Plenary 2: Euro in the Multipolar Era: Challenges after Twenty Years


  • Details will be announced until the end of August

  • contact:


Joint Regional Research Meeting @ Online

Regional Research Meeting Kanto and Kansai will hold the first Joint Regional Research Meeting at online by using zoom meeting. Click here for detail information (Japanese only).


  • September 12, 2020

Application deadline:

  • July 31, 2020

  • contact:


※ It is with regret that this conference has been postponed till further notice. For the details, please contact the conference organizer. (3 March 2020)

※ EUSA-Japan recommends you to ask the conference organizer about whether this conference will be postponed or not in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (28 February 2020)

100 years of World Wars and Post-War Regional Collaboration and Governance in Europe and Asia: How to Make a New World Order?


  • March 16-17, 2020, Tokyo

  • March 19, 2020. Kyoto

  • March 16: 12 floor, Soken Bldg. Aoyama Gakuin University, Omotesando, Tokyo

  • March 17: Auditorium, SCJ(Science Council of Japan), Nogizaka ,Tokyo

  • March 19: KIER Economic Institute, Kyoto University、Kyoto


March 16th:

12 floor, Soken Bldg. Aoyama Gakuin University, Omotesando, Tokyo

10:00 – Registration

(10:20-10:30) Opening Remarks, and Welcome Speech


Opening Remarks and Chair: Kumiko Haba (Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo)


Welcome Speech: Professor Hiroshi Sakamoto (President of Aoyama Gakuin University) (TBA)

(10:30-11:30) Key Note Speech

Chair Kumiko Haba (Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University)


David M. Malone(Rector of the United Nations University (UNU) and Under-Secretary-General of the UN)

“The UN’s Role within the Wider System of International Organizations?”


Glen S. Fukushima (Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress)

“America’s Role in the New Global Order”

11:30-11:50 Photography

11:50-12:50 Lunch

I. After World War I and Interwar period(12:50-14:20)

Chair: Ken Ishida(Professor of Chiba University)

Dumitru Preda (Ambassador, and Professor, Board Member and Treasurer of ICHIR, Romania)

“Evolutions and Challenges on the World Geo-political Map in the last Century 1920-2020. A Romanian point of view”

Valdo Ferretti(Professor, University of Rome, Italy)

“Disarmament and equilibrium between two world wars ( 1919-1939)”

Claudiu-Lucian Topor (Professor, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, IAȘI, Romania)

“The security of South-East Europe in the first inter-war decade”

“Greater Romania” between conflicting neighborhoods and regional alliances”

Akiko Iimori(Research Fellow, Waseda University, Tokyo)

“Shibusawa Eiichi‘s Support for the International Society through the League of Nations Association of Japan”

Discussion (30 minutes)

II. Regional Collaboration in Europe and Asia (14:20-15:50)

Chair, Yoichiro Usui (Niigata University of International and Information Studies)

Motoko Shuto(Emeritus Professor, Tsukuba University, Tokyo)

“ASEAN’s Governance of Labor Migration: Progress of Institutionalization and Challenges”

Soavapa NGAMPRAMUAN(Associate Professor of Ramkhamhaeng University. Thailand)

“Comparative sub-regional development between the European Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) and the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).”

Akanksha Singh (PhD, Hawaharlal Nehru University, India)

“Demand of Regional Cooperation in New World Order: Case Study of France and Germany towards EU Formation focusing on Energy Security”

Shixin DU (PhD, Aoyama Gakuin University, China)

“The Belt and Road Initiative and China-Eastern European Relations -How Far the `New Type of International Relations` can achieve.”

Discussion (30 minutes)

Coffee Break(15:50-16:10)

III. Post Colonialization in Europe and Asia (16:10-17:40)

Chair, Asahiko Hanzawa (Professor, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo)

Alfredo Canavero (Professor, University of Milan, Secretary General of CHIR, Italy)

“A Pattern of Collaboration: European Integration and Decolonization. From the beginning to Yaoundé Treaty”

Giulia Lami(Professor, University of Milan, CHIR, Italy)

“A Pattern of Collaboration: European Integration and Decolonization. From Yaoundé Treaty to Present Days”

Tomoya Kuroda (Associate Professor, Senshu University, Tokyo)

“France, De-Colonization and Global South”

Satoru Miyamoto (Professor, Seigakuin University, Tokyo)

“North Korea and Wars in Africa and Asia”

Discussion(30 minutes)

Closing Remarks 17:50-18:00

Professor Kiyoko Sueda(Dean Acting of SIPEC, Aoyama Gakuin University)

Reception (18:30-20:30) IVY Hall (TBA) : Welcome Reception

March 17th

10:00- Registration

10:30 Opening Speech:

Mizobata Satoshi (SCJ member, Professor, Kyoto University, Economic Institute, Kyoto)

10:40 Explanation of Aim of Conference:

Kumiko Haba (SCJ associate member, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo)


Chair Kumiko Haba (SCJ associate member, Aoyama Gakuin )

Key Note Speech (11:00-12:00)


Yoichi Kibata(Emeritus Professor of University of Tokyo, Tokyo)

“Afterimage of the Empire?: A Background of Brexit”


Jin Du (Professor, Takushoku University, Former President of Chinese Professor Association, China)

“Belt and Road Initiative and Chinese Role in Asia and the World”

12:00-13:00 Lunch

I. After Wars 100 years:How to make good governance and New World Order: Economics (13:00-14:30)

Chair:Yukinobu Kitamura (SCJ member, Professor, Institute of Economics, Chair of Economic Committee, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo)

Steven Rosefielde(Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA)and Bruno Dallago(Professor, Trento University, Italy),

“New Principles for a Better EU”

Bruno Dallago(Professor, Trento University, Italy)

“The Belt and Road Initiative between China and the EU”

Olga Bobrova (Professor, St. Petersburg State University of Economics, Russia)

“Professional Associations’ contribution into a New World Order formation—Case of Russia”

Svetlana Snezhko (PhD, senior compliance manager at JSC VimpelCom, Moscow)

“Development and Promotion of Ethics in Business world

Discussion: Chair Yukinobu Kitamura(Professor, Hitotsubashi University)

14:30-15:00 Coffee Break

II. How to make Good Governance and New World Order: Politics (15:00-16:30)

Char: Masaaki Gabe( SCJ associate member, Professor, Ryukyu University, Okinawa)

Kumiko Haba (SCJ associate member, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan)

“The United States’ different thought of “New World Order” in Postwar Period between European and Asian Strategies”

J. Patrick Boyd (Associate Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University, USA)

“‘I’m a Nationalist’: American Nationalism and Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump”

Chris G. Pope (Professor, Kyoto Women’s University, Kyoto)

“Global System Collapse and a New Post-Recession Settlement?”

Pardeep Singh Chauhan(Associate Professor, Kurukshetra University, CSSR, India)

“Do SAARC and BIMSTEC lead the World? —Regional Collaboration in South Asia”

Discussion: Chair Masaaki Gabe(SCJ associate member, Professor, Ryukyu University, Okinawa)

16:30-17:00 General Discussion

17:00-17:10 Closing Remarks

17:10 Closing

March 19 Kyoto Conference:

Venue: Institute of Economics, Kyoto University

Title: Integration vs. Disintegration under Globalization

(Program will be prepared by Professor Mizobata, Director of Institute of Economics, Kyoto University)


Contact information:


EUSAAP 20th Conference

The European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific (EUSA AP) is inviting papers for the annual conference and postgraduate student workshop. The conference is entitled:

EU’s institutional leadership and the new priorities and challenges for the EU27

  • Thursday, 25th and Friday, 26th June 2020

  • Christchurch, New Zealand

Papers are welcome from a broad multidisciplinary perspective that investigate these questions from both, an European and Asia Pacific perspective. This annual conference also serves as the 20th anniversary celebration of the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE) at the University of Canterbury, the host of the conference. To build capacity and sustainability in EU Studies in the Asia Pacific region both academics as well as graduate students are invited to participate. Early career researchers will be able to benefit from networking with more experienced participants, develop important research and presentation skills and bring new and different perspectives to the conference.

For more information and to register please visit this site.

Registration close on 31 December 2019.


Special Lecture

“Towards Sustainable Development Goals: Health in All Policies in the European Union”

Dr. Vytenis Andriukaitis (EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety)


    • Date: 16-17 November 2019 Conference

    • Venue: Kobe University, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

The 1st Day: 16th November

Plenary Session I 13:00 - 15:40 Chaired by Noriyuki Inoue (Kobe University)

    • Tamio Nakamura (Waseda University) EU in a Changing Era – in Search for New Integration

    • Ryosuke Amiya (Tsuda University) Reconsidering the 'Social Dimension' of European Integration

    • Sadayoshi Takaya (Kansai University) Issues in EU Economic Governance, and Challenges

    • Setsuko Yufu (Atsumi & Sakai Legal Professional Corporation) The EU Competition Law Policy in the Digital Era

Plenary Session Ⅱ 16:20 - 17:50 Chaired by Noriyuki Inoue (Kobe University)

    • Francesco Fini (Delegation of the European Union to Japan) The EU as a Global Actor: A new Era for EU-Japan Relation

    • Richard Youngs (Warwick University / Carnegie Europe) A Democratic Vision for the European Union

    • Discussants: Takao Suami (Waseda University) and Masahiko Yoshii (Kobe University)

The 2nd Day: 17th November

Group Sessions 9:30 - 12:00

A Politics Session Chaired by Yoshikatsu Washie (Doshisha University)

    • Jun Inoue (Women’s University) Between EU and its Member States: an Analysis of a Creeping EMU

    • Toshiya Nakamura (Nagoya University) Tensions between Multilateralism and Euroscepticism in Germany

    • Nurgaliyeva Lyailya (Nagasaki University) The EU and China’s Strategies in Central Asia: Focus on Energy and Transport

B Economics Session Chaired by Takeshi Kojima (Tokyo Keizai University)

    • Anna Konishi (Teikyo University) A Historical Analysis on the Creation of Value Added Tax in the European Common System (1958-1959) – Is Fiscal Policy Cooperation Among Member States Possible?

    • Mitsuyoshi Matsuura (Kobe University) Polish Economy and her Challenges

    • Susumu Tanaka (JETRO) The EU's new FTA strategy and the Introduction of a Mechanism to Monitor its Effectiveness

C Symposium: The EU and Central and Eastern Europe Chaired by Yoji Koyama (Niigata University)

    • Yoji Koyama (Niigata University) Emigration from EU Peripheries and Their Depopulation

    • Yusuke Matsuzawa (Bunri University of Hospitality) Eurozone "Non-enlargement" - Issues on Euro Adoption in Central Europe

    • Hiroshi Tanaka (Ritsumeikan University) What Euro-populism and Hungarian Populism Tell Us: Regional Fiduciary and Social Capital

Poster Session 12:00 -13:30

    • Soichiro Satake (PhD Candidate, Doshisha University) An Analysis of the Politicization of European Integration: The Relationship between Europeanization and Politicization

    • Hirotaka Suzuki A Dynamic Stability Analysis of European Economies: As to the Importance of Synchronization

    • Chihiro E. Chiba A New Role for the EU in a Challenging Global World

    • Sawako Oba (Doshisha University, PD) EU Conditionality for Stalled Constitutional Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Plenary Session Ⅲ-Panel Discussion Chaired by Tamio Nakamura (Waseda University) 13:45-15:45

Ten Years after the Treaty of Lisbon

    • Stephen Day (Oita University) The 2019 European Elections: Transnational Aspirations and National Realities

    • Takayuki Sairenji (Osaka University) Ten Years after the Treaty of Lisbon: Recent Developments and Future Prospects of EU Law

    • Mikiko Ohta (Nihon University) The Euro Area Economy after the Crisis

    • Kunihiro Wakamatsu (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) British Politics and Euroscepticism in the Public


    • Ryosuke Amiya (Tsuda University)

    • Sadayoshi Takaya (Kansai University)

    • Setsuko Yufu (Atsumi & Sakai)


GSI International Academic Seminar

Alexandre Kojève and the « British problem »: France, Great Britain and the European freetrade trade zone (1956-1961)

Speaker: Danilo Scholz

European University Institute, Florence, Italy, Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow, History Department

Discussant: Shuichi Kawashima

Professor, Meiji University


Dr Danilo Scholz specializes in the history of modern political thought and European intellectual history. He obtained his PhD from the EHESS in 2018, by investigating how insights from ethnological, psychoanalytical and geographical research reshaped concepts and critiques of the state in twentiethcentury postwar French thought. He was awarded the Heinrich Mann Prize 2019 for his essays and other articles about Europe.

Date: July 3, 2019, 18:00-20:00 (Wed)

Venue: Collaboration Room 3, Bldg no. 18, 4F, Komaba Campus, UTokyo


The seminar paper examines an intersection between political and intellectual history and the European integration, with a special focus on the distinguished Hegelian French philosopher Alexandre Kojève. It sheds original light on how Kojève as a French official played a key role in creating the European Economic Community (EEC) and in politics among the EEC, the Commonwealth and the British, German and French governments.

Language: English

Contact: Tomohito Baji (UTokyo) tbaji☆ change☆ to @)

Co-organized by the Institute for Advanced Global Studies, UTokyo (Komaba) and Political Economy Tokyo Seminar, CIRJE, UTokyo (Hongo)


The Main Theme of the 2019 EUSA-Japan Research Conference:

EU in a Changing Era – In Search of New Integration

The conference intends to discuss visions for “reshaping” integration through reviewing the past experiences.

Details will be announced soon.

Kobe University, 16th and 17th November 2019


Special Lecture:Populism in Poland and Central Europe

Rafal Riedel (Professor, Political Institute of Opole University, Poland)

Organizer: China and Asia Research Centre, Nihon University College of Economics

Venue: Nihon University College of Economics, No.7 building, 4F, Room 7044.

For detail, please contact Prof. Shuichi Ikemoto (


The 39th EUSA-Japan Research Conference, Dokkyo University

The research conference of this year will be held on 17th and 18th November, 2018 at Dokkyo University.

Here is the Programme.

Full paper can be downloaded from here. A password is required. Please find it in a document sent to members of EUSA-Japan.

Non-members are allowed to attend this conference. The fee for this is 3000 yen.

For detail, please contact secretariat.


Special Lecture by Professor Alberto Martinelli

Main challenges to European integration and key reform proposals, in the light of Brexit and rising national-populist parties

        • Professor Martinelli is Former President, International Social Science Council (ISSC), and Professor emeritus, Universita’ degli Studi di Milano

        • 25 September 2018, 10:00-11:30

        • Bldg. No. 3, Room 404, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University


        • Introduction by Ariyoshi Ogawa (Member, Science Council of Japan and Professor, College of Law and Politics, Rikkyo University)

        • Welcome address by Koji Fukuda (Director, Waseda Institute for EU Studies and Professor at Waseda University)

        • Concluding remarks by Toshimitsu Shinkawa (Member, Science Council of Japan and Professor at Hosei University)


        • Hideko Magara (Council member, Science Council of Japan and Professor at Waseda University:


Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Symposium: The Future of European Integration

We are pleased to announce the seminar is going to be held as follows. We are looking forward to you joining us.

        • Date & Time: Thursday 27, September 1:30PM-3:00PM

        • Venue: Mid-sized Meeting Room, Building III, 1st Floor (East side)

        • Language: English

        • Speaker (Affiliation): Prof. Dr. Jacques PELKMANS (Centre for European Policy Studies)

        • Organizer (Affiliation): Masahiko Yoshii (Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University)

        • Sponsored by Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Symposium, Jointly supported by Rokko Forum

        • No registration needed