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ASEAN-Japan Partnership under the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy Phnom Penh, November 2019


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Call for papers

Workshop on

ASEAN-Japan Partnership under the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy

Phnom Penh, November 2019

 Japan initiated the so-called Free and Open Indo Pacific Strategy (FOIP) in 2016, but this concept has not clearly spelled out functional areas of cooperation between Japan and ASEAN countries yet. To translate this grand strategy into action, Japan needs to explore more concrete avenues for cooperation between itself and ASEAN countries; otherwise, Japanese influence in Southeast Asia and its economic and geopolitical power in the world will wane in the course of time. It is necessary to create a platform, where scholars from Japan and Southeast Asia can exchange ideas on how to push forward this signature strategy of Japan.

Accordingly, the Mekong Centre for Strategic Studies of the Asian Vision Institute (AVI), in collaboration with Sangyo University in Japan will host a workshop on ASEAN-Japan Partnership under the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy (FOIP) on 3rd November 2019 in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.

In this regard, the aforementioned workshop organisers would like to invite scholars from Japan and Southeast Asian countries to participate in this event by submitting their respective papers on topics related to ASEAN-Japan partnership under the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy.

It is worth noting that we successfully organised a workshop on a similar theme at Kyoto Sangyo University in December 2018, thus anticipating a similar outcome at the upcoming workshop in Phnom Penh. The workshop proceedings will be published by a well-known publisher.

Details of the workshop:

The main objectives of the workshop are:

  • To explore possible and practical areas of cooperation between ASEAN and Japan;

  • To promote mutual understanding between scholars of Japan and ASEAN; and

  • To provide inputs to the governments of ASEAN and Japan on practical areas of cooperation.

How to submit the paper:

Each participant is expected to submit his/her own abstract with 400 words maximum to Professor. Tamaki Toshiaki at tamaki@cc.kyoto-su.ac.jp, or Mr. Lim Menghour l.menghour168@gmail.com by 31 August 2019. The paper must be in English, which is also the official language of the workshop.

Upon the approval of the workshop organisers, all successful participants will be notified and asked to submit their full papers, with approximately 2,000 word-length to the above workshop conveners by 15 October 2019. Any queries should also be directed to them.