The Institute for International Relations (IMO) has organized the 6th bilateral conference with its academic partners from Japan: Universities of Tokyo, Kobe, Doshisha and Kyoto. Subject of this year’s conference: “Dealing with the regional challenges: Europe and Asia” has gathered young scholars and researchers who presented their views about regions around the globe and the issues they are facing in the contemporary world. Conference was opened by Nada Švob Đokić from IMO that praised established scientific cooperation between the IMO and Japanese institutions while H.E. Masaru Tsuji, Ambassador of the Republic of Japan to Croatia endorsed these bilateral conferences and showed interest in further supporting them. Croatian researchers from IMO and the Institute of Economics Zagreb, mostly focused on the regionalization processes in the South-Eastern Europe (SEE), Croatian accession to the EU and impacts of the euro crisis on the EU and the SEE. As for the visiting scientists and scholars from Japan, they focused on the problems of Asian and African regions and countries, including Somalia, Sri Lanka and specific problem of Fukushima in Japan.