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ASIA Centre To Discuss ASEAN–Japan Coronavirus Impact

Just two days after Japan officially declared Prince Akishino heir to the throne, according to Japantimes, the surge of 200 new coronavirus infections is reported in Hokkaido for the first time.

Asia Centre to host talks on impacts of covid on ASEAN/Japan. Photo: City of Hokkaido, Japan. Music Press Asia

How has coronavirus impacted Japan social, economic and political landscape? Music Press Asia News [MPA]

Asia Centre will be hosting a webinar discussion this November 18 to discuss and exchange post pandemic views with Japanese academics and scholars based in Thailand.

Being socially, economically and politically interconnected, ASEAN and Japan are now facing challenging times. Examining the shared implications of the covid-19 pandemic for Japan and Southeast Asia, this webinar will also discuss the challenges brought about by the pandemic and explore possible joint solutions to address the issue.

Key questions to be discussed include:

  • What have been the impact on the economy of Japan and ASEAN?
  • How has it affected people-to-people relations and travel?
  • Have geopolitical developments affected ASEAN-Japan relations.
  • What are the shared learning points that have emerged from this health crisis?
  • What can ASEAN and Japan do in the post-COVID-19 era?

Speakers:
Saikaew THIPAKORN, Japan – ASEAN Studies Center, Chulalongkorn University
Taro MOCHIZUKI, Osaka University
David MALITZ, BALAC, Chulalongkorn University
Saul TAKAHASHI, Osaka Jogakuin University
Ms. Akiko SATO, Human Rights Now
Moderator: Robin RAMCHARAN, Executive Director, Asia Centre

To attend this Webinar sign up here.

Latest coronavirus news from Japan:

  • Judging by how the infections are being stratified, talks to suspend business operations in areas that reached Stage 3 are already happening. With Tokyo currently at Stage 2 and Hokkaido’s rapid hike to stage 3 (part of a four-stage system).
  • Just two days after Japan officially declared Prince Akishino heir to the throne, according to Japantimes, the surge of 200 new coronavirus infections is reported in Hokkaido for the first time.

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