Asia Pacific Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission


Tokyo, October 10-12, 2014

(15th Meeting of the Asia Pacific Group)

At the Hotel Okura Hotel

Conference Chairman: Yasuchika Hasegawa

Friday, October 10

Opening Remarks & Current State of Japanese Politics and Economy
Yasuchika Hasegawa, Asia Pacific Chairman

Session 1: Security Issues in Asia & Global Security
Part I: Northeast/Southeast Asia Security and its Impact on the Governance of East Asia
Interlocutor: Han Sung-Joo, Chairman, The International Policy Studies Institute of Korea (IPSIKOR) Panel: Chen Naiqing, Vice President, Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs
Bilahari Kausikan, Former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Hitoshi Tanaka, Chairman, Institute for International Strategy (IIS), Japan Research Institute, Ltd.

Part II: Global Security Issues and its Impact on Asia
(1)  Russia and Ukraine
(2)  Rise of Islamic State

Moderator: Lee Shin-wha, Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University
Panel: Yukio Satoh, Vice President, Japan Institute of International Affairs
Discussant: Barry Desker, Dean, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University
12:30-14:15 LUNCH
Reporting on Political Changes in Indonesia, India, and Thailand
Moderator: Akio Okawara, President, Japan Center for International Exchange
Panel: India - Tobby Simon, Founder & President, The Synergia Foundation
Indonesia - Jusuf Wanandi, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Centre for Strategic and International Studies
Thailand - Tarisa Watanagase, Former Governor of the Bank of Thailand

Session 2: TF on Energy Strategy 
Moderator: Jusuf Wanandi
Panel: Nobuo Tanaka, Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

Session 3: TF on Global Health 
Moderator: Taizo Yakushiji, Research Counselor, Institute for International Policy Studies
Panel: Phua Kai Hong, Tenured Professor of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
Discussant: Eiji Yano, Founding Dean & Professor, Teikyo University Graduate School of Public Health

Sunday, October 12

Session 4: Business Environment in Asia: Risks and Opportunities
Moderator: Akinari Horii, Special Advisor and Member of the Board of Directors, The Canon Institute for Global Studies
Panel: Ryu Jin Roy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Poongsan Corp.
Naoki Tanaka, President, Center for International Public Policy Studies
Tobby Simon, Founder & President, The Synergia Foundation

11:15 – 12:00 
Discussion on the Modality of the Plenary Meeting
Chair: Yasuchika Hasegawa

12:00 – 12:15 
Closing Remarks by Chairman & Deputy Chairmen

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