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JOINT SEMINAR WITH THE EU-KANSAI INSTITUTE EESC – Meeting room JDE 63 – rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99 - Brussels, Belgium

Programme

9.00–9.30        Registration   

9.30–10.00      Opening Session

Chair: Mr Krzysztof Pater, President of the EU-Japan Follow-up Committee, EESC

  • Mr Gonçalo Lobo Xavier, Vice-President of the EESC
  • Mr Keiichi Katakami, Ambassador of Japan to the European Union
  • Professor Noriyuki Inoue, President of the EUIJ-Kansai

Questions and answers

10.00–11.15 Session 1

How will the TPP agreement and the TTIP negotiations influence the EU-Japan FTA/EPA?

Chair: Ms Eve Påårendson, Member of the EU-Japan Follow-up Committee, EESC

Speakers:

  • Professor Masahiko Yoshii, Vice President of the EUIJ-Kansai
  • Mr Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director of European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) (tbc)
  • Ms Iana Dreyer, founder and editor-in-chief of Borderlex.eu

Commentators:

  • Mr Tsutomu Koizumi, Mission of Japan to the European Union, Minister, Economic Department
  • Mr Philippe Duponteil, Head of Unit C1, Far East, DG TRADE

Discussion

11.15–11.30    Coffee break

11.30–12.45    Session 2

Differences and similarities in both countries' approaches to Asylum and Migration policies

Chair: Ms Laure Batut, Member of the EU-Japan Follow-up Committee, EESC

  • Ms Geertui Lanneau, Labour Migration and Human Development Specialist of theInternational Organisation for Migration Regional office for the European Economic Area, the EU and NATO (tbc)
  • Professor Noriyuki Inoue, President of the EUIJ-Kansai

Commentators

  • Mr Cristian Pirvulescu, President of the Permanent Study Group on Immigration & Integration, EESC
  • Ms Cindy Munro, Councellor (Immigration), Mission of Canada to the EU

Discussion

12.45–13.00    Concluding remarks

  • Professor Masahiko Yoshii, Vice President of the EUIJ-Kansai
  • Mr Krzysztof Pater, President of the EU-Japan Follow-up Committee, EESC


Interpreting: EN/FR/JP