The EU and Japan came to a broad agreement for the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement this past summer. It is intended to remove barriers on trade between both sides and will affect global trade in many ways. The agreement has been in development for years, but in light of events such as Brexit and the US’ withdrawal from the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) seems now all the more significant. What will the agreement do, and what will the impact be for Dutch-Japanese trade relations and individual businesses? “Japan Open Café: Improving trade between EU & Japan” verder lezen
Emperor Akihito’s plans to abdicate have resulted in a lot of discussion around the world. It has been 200 years since a Japanese emperor last chose abdication. What kind of social, political, and legal consequences might this have? This also brings up the discussion of the past, present, and future role of the imperial family in general. “Japan Open Café: Abdication of Emperor Akihito” verder lezen
Zaterdag 16 september opent de Universiteit Leiden de deuren speciaal voor haar alumni. Neem een kijkje in de gloednieuwe Asian Library, maak kennis met andere alumni, borrel met oud-studiegenoten en ontdek wat auteur (én alumnus) Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer prijsgeeft over zijn studententijd.
Een kaartje bedraagt €25,- en is inclusief voorprogramma (optioneel), buffet, borrel én toegang tot de Nacht van Kunst & Kennis die aansluitend plaatsvindt op en om het Rapenburg. Dit bijzondere cultuurfestival biedt een verrassende mix van wetenschap, muziek en kunst in diverse Leidse musea, het Academiegebouw, de Hortus botanicus en de Sterrewacht.
Japan Open Café – September edition (27 September)
The September edition of Japan Open Café will center around the topic of the Japanese Imperial Family. Emperor Akihito’s plans to abdicate have resulted in a lot of discussion around the world. What kind of social, political, and economic consequences might this have?
As always, two interesting speakers will provide different perspectives on this topic. More information about the speakers will follow soon!
In the final Japan Open Café of 2017 we will discuss the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement. This Agreement is intended to remove certain barriers and will affect global trade in many ways. It has been in development for years, but in light of events such as Brexit and the US’ withdrawal from the TPP seems all the more significant.
Once again two speakers will share their views and discuss them with us. The speakers will be announced in the weeks before the event!
While sustainability and climate change are becoming increasingly urgent topics in Japan and worldwide, Donald Trump recently made headlines (again) with his decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement. This Japan Open Café will discuss perspectives from Japan on this decision: how did the media, politicians and citizens respond? How is sustainability as a topic developing in Japan? And how is Japan collaborating internationally to mitigate the effects of climate change? “Japan Open Café: Japan and climate change” verder lezen