UJ, Japanese Embassy Hold Joint Seminar on Japan’s Foreign Policy

Under the patronage of the University of Jordan (UJ) President, on Tuesday, March 8th, the Embassy of Japan in Jordan and Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) at the University of Jordan (UJ) organized a seminar entitled “Democracy Diplomacy in Japan’s Foreign Policy and its Implications for Security”.


The seminar featured political scientist on Japan’s foreign policy and Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Law at Hitotsubashi University, Dr. Maiko Ichihara, as a keynote speaker on the topic.


The keynote speech covered key aspects of Japan’s foreign policy focusing on democracy, one of the important concepts to understand international politics as well as its background and current situation including security environment in Asia.


Ambassador of Japan to Jordan, SHIMAZAKI Kaoru, stated that the Japan-Jordan relations has been distinguished as strategic partnership, which means that the both countries always work together for the shared vision of peace and stability in the world and free and open international order.


In turn, CSS Director Prof. Zaid Eyadat emphasized the importance of the democracy aspect in understanding Japan’s foreign policy and security environment in Asia. Eyadat also affirmed that the lecture and the discussion followed greatly contributed to deepening UJ's scholars and students understanding on Japanese foreign policy and its security.​