Seminars & Events

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch)

The Changing Dimensions of India-Japan Partnership: Strategic and Economic

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch) is a lunchtime workshop open to public, including IDE staffs, visiting research fellows, IDEAS students, outside researchers and graduate students. This workshop provides a platform for presentation of any work in progress where we can discuss in either English or Japanese.

Those who would attend a seminar are asked to announce yourself to receptionists on your arrival at the IDE and to obtain APL Organizers' signature on your admission card after the seminar.


January 21, 2016. (Thursday) 12:30-14:00


The Changing Dimensions of India-Japan Partnership: Strategic and Economic


Indo-Japanese partnership is considered as one of the most rapidly growing partnerships in Asia. Though the bilateral engagements in the initial years were narrowly focused on economic matters like ODA, trade and investment, the partnership has now diversified to include a wider spectrum of subjects such as strategic cooperation, maritime security, energy cooperation, UN reforms, and counter terrorism and so on. Despite this, one has to recognize that the core aspect of the partnership still stands firmly embedded in economic cooperation. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent visit to India and his talks with his Indian counterpart clearly testified to this. A number of agreements involving Japan's deepening involvement in India's economic development were signed. Japan's willingness to participate in the "Make in India" programme will further strengthen the partnership.
My presentation will try to bring out the expanding dimensions of the bilateral partnership and it's potential contribution to broader regional peace and progress.


K.V. Kesavan (Visiting Fellow, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance (Former Professor, JNU, India))


Hajime SATO



Institute of Developing Economies, APL Organizers
KIM, Jiyoung E-mail:Jiyoung_KimE-mail
LEI, Lei E-mail:Lei_LeiE-mail
OSADA, Noriyuki E-mail:Noriyuki_OsadaE-mail