Sunday, February 2, 2014

February 11, 2014: Lecture at the Japan Foundation - An introduction to the world of trade regimes and negotiations

Our friends at The Japan Foundation on February 11th are hosting a talk on trade regimes and negotiations by distinguished Professor Yorizumi Watanabe of the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University in Tokyo.

Dr. Watanabe's career has featured significant engagement in all the major bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations in which Japan has been involved in the past two decades.  He was Deputy Director-General of the Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan from 2002-2004 and served as Chief Negotiator for the Japan-Mexico EPA and the Working Party on Russia's Accession to the WTO.  He was Special Assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs in 2004 and has been a member of the Task Force on Japan-India Economic Partnership, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2006.

Professor Watanabe completed his BA and MA and was a PhD candidate in International Relations at Sophia University, Tokyo. He also studied at the College of Europe in Bruges under a Belgian Government Scholarship. He is the author of a number of publications on GATT/ WTO and other trade agreements such as Japan's Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). His most recent book on the TPP (Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement) has been ranked one of the top-ten best selling books on business and economics in December 2011 in Tokyo.

Admission to this event is free, but RSVP is required.  For more information on this event and to RSVP, please visit The Japan Foundation website.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
6:30 pm start (doors open at 6:00 pm)
The Japan Foundation
131 Bloor Street, Suite 213 (2nd Floor of the Colonnade Building)
Toronto, Ontario
Admission: FREE
Please click here or call (416) 966-1600 x104 to RSVP

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