[December 17-18, 2016] NoA-SRC International Symposium “There Goes the Neighborhood: Increasing Tensions in Cooperative Northeast Asia” @ Kitakyushu International Conference Center

NoA-SRC International Symposium “There Goes the Neighborhood: Increasing Tensions in Cooperative Northeast Asia”

Date and time:

December 17, 2016 (Sat.) 13:20 – 17:30

December 18, 2016 (Sun.) 10:20 – 16:30

Venue: Kitakyushu International Conference Center (2F), International Conference Hall (Kitakyushu, Kokura)



December 17, 2016 (Sat.) The Kyushu Economic Research Center’s 70th anniversary event

13:20 – 13:30 Opening remarks

13:30 – 14:00 Keynote speech by Yong-Chool Ha (University of Washington)

14:10 – 15:50 Session 1 “Positioning Asia and Kyushu in Shifting Global Geopolitics”

Speakers: T. J. Pempel (University of California, Berkley); Paul Evans (University of British Columbia); Hiroyuki Okamoto (Kyushu Economic Research Center)

Commentators: Beom-Shik Shin (Seoul National University); Sergey Sevastyanov (Far Eastern Federal University)

Moderator: Akihiro Iwashita (Hokkaido University / Kyushu University)


16:00 – 17:30 Session 2 “Integration, Population and Gender in Northeast & Southeast Asia”

Speakers:  Elena Barabantseva (University of Manchester); Hisako Shimono (University of Kitakyushu); Erbiao Dai (Asian Growth Research Institute)

Commentator: Reiko Ogawa (Kyushu University)

Moderator: Keiko Tamura-Tsuji (University of Kitakyushu)


December 18, 2016 (Sun.)

10:20 – 12:10 Session 3 “Sino-Russian Dynamics: The Fault-line of Northeast Asian Competitive Cooperation”

Speakers: Chisako Masuo (Kyushu University); Marcin Kaczmarski (University of Warsaw); Norio Horie (Toyama University); Yang Cheng (East China Normal University)

Moderator & Commentator: David Wolff (Hokkaido University)


13:15 – 14:45 Session 4 “Migration Policy and the Movement of Peoples in the Russian Far East”

Speakers: Natalia Ryzhova (Far Eastern Federal University); Igor Saveliev (Nagoya University); Naoki Amano (Yamagata University)

Moderator & Commentator: Hiroki Oka (Tohoku University)


15:00 – 16:30 Session 5 “Theorizing Northeast Asia: Power, Interests and Ideology”

Speakers: Evan Resnick (Nanyang Technological University); Seungjoo Lee (Chung-Ang University); Yasu Izumikawa (Chuo University)

Moderator & Commentator: Akitoshi Miyashita (Tokyo International University)


Working language: English (Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and Japanese.)

Hosted by: NIHU Area Studies Project for Northeast Asia, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (Hokkaido University); Kyushu Economic Research Center 

Co-hosted by: Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University; University of Kitakyushu

In cooperation with: Asian Growth Research Institute; NIHU Area Studies Project for Northeast Asia, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University; Japan International Border Studies Network (JIBSN); West Japan Industry and Trade Convention Association; City of Kitakyushu

Contact: Administrative Office, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University

E-mail: northeast[at]

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