Dr. László Vasa, chief advisor and senior researcher of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade visited Japan again where he delivered a university lecture, made a keynote at a closed discussion panel and met leaders of IFAT’s partner institutions.
Between 24th and 28th of November Dr. László Vasa, our Institute’s chief advisor and senior researcher made an official visit to Japan again. Main purposes of his visit were a university lecture at the famous Seikei University and a keynote speech at a closed discussion panel organized by the National Institute for Defense Studies, the research institute of the Ministry of Defense and Self-Defense Forces of Japan.
Besides of these, Dr. Vasa took part at an expert discussion at the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA), the region’s most influential and prestigious think tank in the field of foreign affairs, met the leaders of the Nakasone Peace Institute and the Japan Research Institute, professors of the Keio and Takushoku University and made a visit to the headquarter of the Canon Institute for Global Studies.
The chief advisor visited Mr. Yamagami Shingo, DG Economy of the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in his office; made conversations with the senior journalist and editor of the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s largest newspaper on the actual topics of the Hungarian foreign policy.
During his stay in Tokyo, Dr. Vasa got the opportunity to take part on the book launch of the book titled Super Continent: The Logic of Eurasian Integration (in Japanese) written by world famous Prof. Kent E. Calder. The book launch event was organized by the Embassy of Hungary in Tokyo. As a result of Dr. Vasa’s visit few joint research programs are developing and the connections between IFAT and its partners in Japan will be more active in the future.