Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), Seminar on “EU – Japan Trade Relations: What?s Next?”, 14 June 2012

Will there ever be a Free Trade Agreement/Economic Partnership Agreement between EU and Japan? At the top level meeting between EU and Japan a year ago a decision was taken to start so called scoping exercises to prepare for negotiations of a free trade agreement as well as a binding political agreement. The process is so far moving very slowly. Meanwhile, South Korea and EU already concluded an agreement. Japan is also discussing a free trade agreement with China and South Korea. What is holding the process between EU and Japan? What are the implications for both parties and for the global economy?
Round table discussion with four experts in the field:Yorizumi Watanabe, Professor, Keio University, Bo Dankis, Chairman, Swedish Export Trade Council, Naohiko Nishio, Director, Mitsubishi Corporation, Stockholm Office and Tommy Kullberg, Chairman of Kullberg & Partners and former Chairman of European Business Council (EBC). Moderator: Dr. Patricia Nelson, Senior Research Fellow, EIJS
Venue: Torsten 3rd floor, Stockholm School of Economics, Sveavägen 65
The seminar series is jointly organized by the European Institute of Japanese Studies at Stockholm School of Economics, the East Asia Program at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and the Department of Japanese Studies at Stockholm University. It featured onthly seminars on Japanese economy, politics and society.