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How can the EU and Japan boost collaboration and multilateralism around the globe?

Multilateralism and global collaboration: the case of Japan and the EU.


Takehiko Nakao

Chairman of the Institute at Mizuho Research Institute; Former President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB),

Fukunari Kimura

Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University; Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA),

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The pandemic has reminded us of the great paradox of our time: the necessity for cooperation in tackling collective challenges and yet, the fragility of the global system. The European Union and Japan share a common understanding of this situation and a political willingness to remedy it.

During this online conference speakers from Europe and Japan shared their perspectives on how the two partners can work together, jointly with other like-minded countries, to improve global collaboration and multilateralism in areas such as health, climate, and trade.

This event is organised in cooperation with Kobe University Graduate school of economics.


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