Seminar & Events

International Symposium

Promoting Mutual Understanding in Today’s Asia: Dialogue on Southeast Asian Studies in Japan and Taiwan

As globalization proceeds, Asia observes development and expansion of networks in different areas; economic interactions across East and Southeast Asia have significantly grown since 1990s, and movements of people as well as goods and services in the region have also become a routine. In academic communities, studies about Asia by Asian researchers themselves have been thriving, which boosts communication and cooperation in the field of Asian studies and networking across countries.

This symposium is aimed to share insights about Southeast Asia accumulated in Japan and Taiwan and to explore research topics to be addressed jointly. We hope this opportunity will advance mutual understanding in Asia and contribute to further research networks.


November 27, 2019 (Wednesday) 13:30-16:10 (Registration opens at 13:00)



13:30-13:40 Opening Remarks:
  • Professor Kyoji Fukao, President, IDE-JETRO
  • Dr. Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Chairman, Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation
13:40-14:50 Keynote Speech:
"The Development and Features of Japan's Southeast Asian Studies"
"The Development and Features of Taiwan's Southeast Asian Studies"
  • Dr. Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Chairman, Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation
14:50-15:05 Coffee Break

Panel Discussion:

  • Dr. Yuri Sato, Executive Senior Research Fellow, IDE-JETRO
  • Dr. Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Chairman, Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation
  • Professor Shigeto Sonoda, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), The University of Tokyo
  • Dr. Shinichi Shigetomi, Professor, The Faculty of International Studies, Meiji Gakuin University
  • Dr.Khoo, Boo Teik, Professor, The National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies(GRIPS)

Question and Answer

16:05-16:10 Closing Remarks

MC & Moderator: Dr. Yukihito Sato, Director-General, Research Operations Department, IDE-JETRO




IDE-JETRO, Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF)


Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo (IASA)



Participation fee:

Admission free

Outreach Event Division, Research Operations Department, IDE-JETRO
E-mail: sympo-scE-mail