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EU-Japan-Asia Journalists Conference

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17 Apr 05 - 20 Apr 05 Asia-Europe Foundation Public Affairs EU-Japan-Asia Journalists' Conference Economy
Sustainable Development & Environment


Venue:
Nagoya (Japan)

OVERVIEW

The second EU-Japan-Asia Journalists Conference followed the successful formula of the previous year, where ASEF's involvement brought forth the expansion of the annual EU-Japan Journalists' Conference to include journalists from other parts of Asia within the ASEM membership. Forty-eight journalists -- 22 from Europe, 14 from Japan, and 12 from the other Asian member countries -- were invited to the conference. In line with the theme of the Aichi World Expo ("Nature's Wisdom"), the conference was held on the theme "The Greening Of International Co-operation."

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Prof. Emil Salim, former Indonesian Environment Minister

SPEAKERS

Mr. Koh Kheng Lian, Director, Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law

Dr. Soichiro Yoshida, Chairman, Yoshida & Co. Ltd

Mr. Hiroyuki Watanabe, Senior Managing Director, Toyota Motor Corporation

Ms. Inger Schorling, former Member of the European Parliament

Mr. Frank McDonald, Environmental Editor, The Irish Times

Mr. Satoru Suzuki, Foreign News Editor, TV Asahi

Mr. Cho Hong-sup, Environment Correspondent, Hankyoreh Daily

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Delegation of the European Commission in Japan