[2018 Tokyo Peacebuilding Forum] Photo Album (08/12/2018)

 2018 Tokyo Peacebuilding Forum was held at JICA Ichigaya Building on December 8, 2018. It was opened by former Under-Secretary-General and Special Representatives of the Secretary-General Mr. Yasushi Akashi and keynote speech was delivered by Ambassador Fumio Iwai, Secretary-General of the Secretariat of the International Peace Cooperation Headquarters of the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan. Please find the program with pictures of meetings and participants.


Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (GPAJ)
2018 Peacebuilding Forum Tokyo
Saturday, 8 December 2018 at 10:00-18:00
JICA Ichigaya Building (10-5 Ichigaya Honmuracho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8433)


Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Peacebuilding

10:00 Opening Remarks (6F Seminar Room)
  Yasushi AKASHI  Former UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General, GPAJ Chief Advisor


10:20 Plenary Session (6F Seminar Room)
“Changing United Nations Peace Operations and the Role of Japan”
Keynote Speaker
Fumio IWAI Director-General, Secretariat of the International Peace Cooperation Headquarters, Cabinet Office


 Commentators
  Yasushi AKASHI Former UN Under-Secretary-General, GPAJ Chief Advisor
  Yukihiro WADA Director, United Nations Policy Division, MoFA
  Kotaro KATSUKI Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division, MoFA
  Tomonori YOSHIZAKI Director, Policy Simulation, National Institute for Defense Studies
  Yasuhiro UEKI Professor, Faculty of Global Studies, Sophia University






 Moderator
  Sukehiro HASEGAWA President, GPAJ

11:50 Plenary Session (6F Seminar Room)
Report on “ASEAN Regional Forum Workshop on Preventive Diplomacy, Nanjing, China”

 Speakers
  Takaaki MIZUNO, Professor, Kanda University of International Studies and Director of GPAJ
  Naoko KUMAGAI, Associate Professor, International University of Japan and Director of GPAJ






12:00 Lunch

13:00 Breakout Session 1-1: SDGs and Peacebuilding Assistance (2F Seminar Room)

 Speakers
  Miki SUGIMURA, Vice President for Academic Exchange, Sophia University
  Eiji OYAMADA, Professor, Doshisha University (via Skype)
  Kenta KOMATSU, Senior Advisor for Legal Cooperation, JICA




 Commentator
  Tadanori INOMATA, Strategic Advisor of Nagasaki University’s Center for International Collaborative Research and Director of GPAJ

 Rapporteur
  Sarii KURIHARA, Graduate School Student, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

 Moderator
  Ken INOUE, Senior Advisor on Democratic Governance, JICA and Auditor of GPAJ


13:00 Breakout Session 1-2: Peace Operations in Africa and the Middle East and the Role of Japan (2F Meeting Room)

 Speakers
  Fumio IWAI, Director-General, Secretariat of the Int’l Peace Cooperation HQ, Cabinet Office
  Koji SAKANE, Senior Director, Office for Peacebuilding and Reconstruction, JICA




 Commentator
  Hideaki SHINODA, Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
  Hiromi FUJISHIGE, Associate Professor, Hosei University


 Rapporteur
  Kayoko GOMI, GPAJ Member

 Moderator
  Satoru KUROSAWA, Professor, Kyoritsu Women’s University and Director of GPAJ

14:30 Break

14:45 Breakout Session 2-1: Challenges of Peacebuilding Operations (2F Seminar Room)

 Speakers
  Takaaki MIZUNO, Professor, Kanda University of International Studies and Director of GPAJ
  Naoko KUMAGAI, Associate Professor, International University of Japan and Director of GPAJ
  Miwa HIRONO, Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University

 Rapporteur
  Takaaki MIZUNO and Masahisa SAKURADA, GPAJ Member


 Moderator
  Katsumi ISHIZUKA, Professor, Kyoei University

14:45 Breakout Session 2-2: Peacebuilding and Human Mobility Challenges – Perspectives from Rohingya Refugee Crisis and European Experiences (English session) (2F Meeting Room)

 Speakers
  Dirk Hebecker, Representative, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Japan
  Yosihtaka HANADA, Former Ambassador of Japan to Timor-Leste and Vice President of GPAJ


 Commentators
  Herman SALTON, Associate Professor, International Christian University and Deputy Secretary General of GPAJ
  Ere HARU, Former Head of Human Resources Department, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)


 Rapporteur
  Fujiko AMANO, Sidley Austin Nishikawa Foreign Law Joint Enterprise

 Moderator
  Mio SATO, Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Japan and Vice President of GPAJ


16:15 Break

16:30 Plenary Session (6F Seminar Room)
   Presentation of each breakout session by respective rapporteurs










17:30 Conclusion and Closing Remarks (6F Seminar Room)
   Sukehiro HASEGAWA, President of GPAJ


17:45 Administrative Announcement (6F Seminar Room)
   Masakuni TANIMOTO, Secretary General of GPAJ


18:00 Reception (participation fee: JPY 2,000 each)

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