2024 / 03 / 08 (Fri.)

Symposium

Research Conference: North Korea's Global Outreach


RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies of the University of Tokyo, together with two research groups, will hold a research conference on North Korea's global outreach. 
 
Despite its well-known status of seclusion and isolation, North Korea maintains diplomatic relations with many countries, either overtly or under the surface. This conference explores various aspects of North Korea's diplomatic and foreign operations in the Middle East, Africa, China, and Southeast Asia. One focal point will be the intersection with Russia and China in its foreign relations.  
 

Research Conference
North Korea's Global Outreach: Relationship with Asia and Africa as well as Russia
 
Date and Time: March 8, 2024 10:00-16:30 (JST)
Format: In-person and Online Hybrid 
Venue: The University of Tokyo Komaba II Campus(4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo)
Bldg.3-South ENEOS Hall
Language: Japanese 
 
Morning Session (10:00-12:00)

Opening Remarks:
Satoru MIYAMOTO (Professor, Seigakuin University), "Why Now on the Global Outreach of North Korea?" (10:00-10:20)

Panelists: Satoru MIYAMOTO, Satoshi IKEUCHI (Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, ROLES Representative), Yu KOIZUMI (Associate Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo), Ryo HINATA-YAMAGUCHI (Project Assistant Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo)
 
Afternoon Session (13:00-16:30)

Presentations: North Korea's Relations with China and South East Asia
Moderators: Satoru MIYAMOTO and Satoshi IKEUCHI
Discussants: Yu KOIZUMI and Ryo HINATA-YAMAGUCHI
 
Yasuhiro MATSUDA (Professor, The University of Tokyo), "Interactions between Taiwan Strait and Korean Peninsula" (13:00-13:30)
 
Jun HONNA(Professor, Ritsumeikan University), "Indonesia and North Korea" (13:40-14:10)
 
Break
 
Yoshifumi TAMADA(Director and Professor, Kyoto Study Center, The Open University of Japan), "Thailand and North Korea" (14:20-14:50)
 
Yoshihiro NAKANISHI(Associate Professor, Kyoto University), "Myanmar and North Korea" (15:00-15:30)
 
Takeshi YAMANE(Associate Professor, Fukuoka Women's University), "Philippines and North Korea" (15:40-16:10)
  
Concluding Remarks: Satoru MIYAMOTO, Satoshi IKEUCHI, Ryo HINATA-YAMAGUCHI, "Whither North Korea?" (16:15-16:30)