International Symposium on Security Affairs

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NIDS holds an open symposium annually, inviting Japanese and overseas experts on international security. This symposium aims at contributing to security dialogues, as well as encouraging public discussion on security issues.

The 19th Symposium, July 25, 2016

"The Kim Jong Un Regime (or North Korea) and the Future Security Environment Surrounding the Korean Peninsula"

  • Date and Venue:
  • July 25, 2016 (Monday). 9:10 am –5:35 pm.
  • Hotel CHINZANSO Tokyo "Ball-Room" (Hotel 1F).
  • Speakers
  • Peter Hays (Professor, The George Washington University)
  • Joel Wit (Visiting Scholar, US-Korea Institute, Paul H. Nitz e School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University)
  • Boo Hyeong Wook (Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Defense Analyses)
  • Bruce Bechtol (Professor, Angelo State University)
  • Dongho Jo (Professor, Ewha Womans University)
  • Scott Snyder (Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations)
  • Kang Choi (Vice President, Asan Institute for Policy Studies)
  • Rumi Aoyama (Professor, Waseda University)
  • Motohide Saito (Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Policy and Cultural Studies, Chuo University)
  • Hideya Kurata (Professor, National Defense Academy)
  • Hiroyasu Akutsu (Senior Fellow, Asia and Africa Division, NIDS)
  • Discussants
  • Hajime Izumi (Professor, Tokyo International University)
  • Hideshi Tokuchi (Senior Fellow, GRIPS ALLIANCE)
  • Takeshi Watanabe (Senior Fellow, Asia and Africa Division, NIDS)
  • Koichi Arie (Fellow, Government and Law Division, NIDS)
  • Chairperson
  • Yasuaki Hashimoto (Director, Policy Studies Department, NIDS)
  • Tetsuo Murooka (Director, Security Studies Department, NIDS)
  • Sugio Takahashi (Chief, Policy Simulation Division, NIDS)
  • Sukeyuki Ichimasa (Senior Fellow, Defense Policy Division, NIDS)

The NIDS International Symposium on Security Affairs from 1999 to 2015

"Outer Space Security: Trends and Challenges"

  • Date and Venue:
  • November 30, 2015 (Monday). 9:40 am. –5:05 pm.
  • Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo (The Ballroom, First Floor).
  • Speakers
  • Peter Hays (Professor, The George Washington University)
  • Jean-Daniel Testé (Brig. Gen., Commander, French Joint Space Command)
  • Xavier Pasco (Senior Research Fellow, Foundation for Strategic Research)
  • Brian Weeden (Technical Advisor, Secure World Foundation)
  • John Sheldon (Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council)
  • Shinichi Nakasuka (Professor, The University of Tokyo; Member, Committee on National Space Policy)
  • Setsuko Aoki (Professor, Keio University; Member, Committee on National Space Policy)
  • Teruhisa Tsujino (Visiting Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency)
  • Yasuaki Hashimoto (Director, Policy Studies Department, NIDS)
  • Chairperson
  • Yasushi Horikawa (Technical Counselor, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
  • Hiroshi Yamakawa (Professor, Kyoto University; Member, Committee on National Space Policy)
  • Yasuaki Hashimoto (Director, Policy Studies Department, NIDS)

The Seventeenth Symposium, November 5, 2014
"New Trends in Peacekeeping: In Search for a New Direction"

  • Keynote Speaker
  • Nicholas Sambanis, Professor, Yale University, USA
  • Speakers (Order of Presentations)
  • Paul D. Williams, Associate Professor, George Washington University
  • Thierry Tardy, Senior Analyst, European Union Institute for Security Studies
  • Ekkehard Griep, UN Desk, Political Department, German Federal Ministry of Defence
  • Adrian Johnson, Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute, UK
  • Gustavo de Carvalho, Senior Researcher, Institute for Security Studies, South Africa
  • David Capie, Associate Professor, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Hikaru Yamashita, Senior Fellow, NIDS, Japan

The Sixteenth Symposium, November 12, 2013
"Prospects of Multilateral Cooperation in the Asia Pacific: To Overcome the Gap of Security Outlooks"

  • Speakers (Order of Presentations)
  • ASEAN: Dr. Leonard Sebastian, Associate Professor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore
  • Australia: Professor Nick Bisley, Professor, La Trobe University
  • China: Dr. Li Mingjiang, Associate Professor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore
  • India: Dr. Jagannath P. Panda, Research Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
  • Japan: Dr. Tomotaka Shoji, Senior Fellow, National Institute of Defense Studies (NIDS)
  • Republic of Korea: Professor Kim Tae-hyo, Professor, Sungkyunkwan University
  • Russia: Dr. Dmitri Trenin, Director, Carnegie Moscow Center
  • United States: Dr. Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center in Washington

The Fifteenth Symposium, October 26, 2012
"Strategic Management of Military Capabilities: Seeking Ways to Foster Military Innovation"

  • Special Lecture
  • Ikujiro Nonaka, Professor Emeritus of Hitotsubashi University
  • Speakers (Order of Presentations)
  • Dr. Edward N. Luttwak, Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Admiral(Ret.), Takasi Saito, Adviser, Hiatchi Ltd.
  • Professor Yasuhide Yamanouchi, Visiting Researcher, the University of Tokyo
  • Professor Michael Clarke, Director General, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
  • Williamson Murray, Professor Emeritus of Ohio State University
  • Paul Cornish, Professor, University of Bath
  • Sugio Takahashi, Senior Fellow, NIDS
  • Dr. Andrew Davies, Director of Research, Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
  • Sang Jin Lee, Professor, Korea National Defense University
  • Dr. Robert Dalsjö, Deputy Director of Studies at the Division for Defence Analysis, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)
  • VADM(Ret.) Arun Kumar Singh, Strategist
  • Chairperson
  • Tomonori Yoshizaki, Director, Security Studies Department, NIDS

The Fourteenth Symposium, November 9, 2011
"The Role of the Military in Disaster Relief Operations"

  • Speakers
  • Ryoichi Oriki, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Office, JSDF
  • Julian Lindley-French, Eisenhower Professor of Defence Strategy,Netherlands Defence Academy
  • Mark Phillips, Research Fellow for Military and Intelligence, RUSI
  • Kaoruko Seki, Humanitarian Policy Officer, UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • Sadamasa Oue, Director, Defense Plans and Policy Department, Joint Staff Office, JSDF
  • William B. Crowe, Deputy Commander, United States Forces Japan
  • Timothy Gellel, Former Australian Defence Attaché in Tokyo
  • Jinkwan Jung, Professor, PKO Center, Korea National Defense University
  • Mely Caballero-Anthony, Director, External Relations, ASEAN Secretariat
  • Tomonori Yoshizaki, Director of Security Studies Department, NIDS
  • Keishi Ono(Chief, Society and Economy Division, Security Studies Department)
  • Masahide Oka, Director, Maintenance & Service Operation Department, Network Business Headquarters, NTT East
  • Robert D. Eldridge, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, Government & External Affairs (G-7), Marine Corps Installations Pacific/Marine Forces Japan
  • Rumiko Seya, Director, Japan Center for Conflict Prevention
  • Eisuke Kigami, Senior Fellow, Policy Studies Department, NIDS
  • Chairpersons
  • Yuzuru Kaneko, Exective Director, NIDS
  • Yoshiaki Sakaguchi, Director of Policy Studies Department, NIDS
  • Eiichi Katahara, Director of Regional Studies Department, NIDS

The Thirteenth Symposium, December 2, 2010
“Deterrence and Dialogue- The Korean Peninsula after the Cheonan Incident -”

  • Speakers
  • Rhee Sang-Woo, President, New Asia Research Institute
  • Larry Niksch, Senior Associate, CSIS
  • Hideshi Takesada, Executive Fellow, NIDS
  • Scott Snyder, Director, Center for U.S.-Korea Policy, the Asia Foundation
  • Shen Dingli, Executive Dean of Institute of International Studies, and Director of Center for American Studies, Fudan University
  • Andrei Lankov, Associate Professor at Kookmin University in Seoul
  • Takashi Kawakami, Professor, Takushoku University
  • Chung Min Lee, Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University
  • Yukio Okamoto, a former Special Advisor to the Prime Minister
  • Satoshi Morimoto, Professor, the Graduate School of Takushoku University
  • Fumio Ota, Professor, National Defense Academy
  • Tetsuo Murooka, Senior Fellow, NIDS
  • Chairpersons
  • Yuzuru Kaneko, Director, Research Department, NIDS
  • Hideshi Takesada, Executive Fellow, NIDS

The Twelfth Symposium, November 18, 2009
“Major Powers’ Nuclear Policies and International Order in the 21st Century”

  • Speakers
  • Morton Halperin
    Senior Advisor, Open Society Institute, USA
  • Yukio Satoh
    Vice-Chair, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Japan
  • Elaine Bunn
    U.S. National Defense University, USA
  • Yuri Fedorov
    Royal Institute of International Affairs, UK
  • Liping Xia
    Tongji University, China
  • Rajesh Rajagopalan
    Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  • John Simpson
    University of Southampton, UK
  • Bruno Tertrais
    Foundation for Strategic Research, France
  • Chairpersons
  • Yuzuru Kaneko
    NIDS, Japan
  • Yoshiaki Sakaguchi
    NIDS, Japan
  • Eiichi Katahara
    NIDS, Japan

The Eleventh Symposium, February 3, 2009
"The Role of the Military in Peacebuilding A New Approach to Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century"

  • Speakers
  • Michael Clarke
    Director, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), UK
  • Hans Binnendijk
    Vice President for Research, National Defense University, USA
  • Jonathan Eyal
    Director, International Security Studies, RUSI, UK
  • James Cotton
    Professor, The University of New South Wales at the Australian Defense Force Academy
  • Noboru Yamaguchi
    Former Commandant, Ground Research & Development Command, JGSDF
  • Peter Schmidt
    German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Germany Etienne de Durand: Institut Francais des Relations Internationales (IFRI), France
  • Tomonori Yoshizaki
    Chief, Fifth Research Office, Research Dept., NIDS
  • Co-Chairs
  • Tomonori Yoshizaki
    Chief, Fifth Research Office, Research Dept., NIDS
  • Keishi Ono
    Chief, Third Research Office, Research Dept., NIDS

The Tenth Symposium, December 13, 2007
"North Korea’s Nuclear Issues: Toward Peace and Security in Northeast Asia"

  • Speakers
  • Zhu Feng
    Professor, Peking University, China
  • Chung-In Moon
    Professor, Yonsei University, ROK
  • Andrei Lankov
    Professor, Australian National University/Kookmin University, ROK
  • Victor Cha
    Professor, Georgetown University, USA
  • Tetsuo Murooka
    Senior Research Fellow, NIDS, Japan
  • Charles Pritchard
    President, Korea Economic Institute, USA
  • Han Yong-Sup
    Professor, Korea National Defense University, ROK
  • Hideshi Takesada
    Executive Director, NIDS, Japan
  • Satoshi Morimoto
    Professor, Takushoku University, Japan

The Ninth Symposium, February 1, 2007
"China’s Rise and its Limitations:China at the Crossroads"

  • Speakers
  • Kwan Chi Hung
    Senior Fellow, Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research, Japan.
  • Yasuhiro Matsuda
    Senior Research Fellow, NIDS, Japan.
  • Bernard D. Cole
    Professor, National War College, USA.
  • M. Taylor Fravel
    Assistant Professor, MIT, USA.
  • Aaron L. Friedberg
    Professor, Princeton University, USA.
  • Chairperson
  • Shinichi Ogawa
    Director, Research Department, NIDS,Japan.
  • Yuzuru Kaneko
    Deputy Director, Research Department, NIDS, Japan.

The Eighth Symposium, February 1, 2006
"Military Transformation in the 21st Century: Challenge for New Security Environment"

  • Keynote Speaker
  • Larry Welch
    Former President, Institute for Defense Analyses, USA.
  • Speakers
  • Michael O’Hanlon
    Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, USA.
  • Bernard Loo Fook Weng
    Assistant Professor, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore.
  • Nam Chang-Hee
    Professor, Inha University, ROK.
  • Chris Donnelly
    Senior Fellow, UK Defence Academy in Shrivenham, Englans, UK.
  • Chairperson
  • Noboru Yamaguchi
    Vice President, NIDS,Japan.
  • Shigekatsu Kondo
    Executive Director, NIDS, Japan.

The Seventh Symposium, February 2-3, 2005
"The Second Bush Administration’s Security Policy and the World"

  • Keynote Speaker
  • Patrick Cronin
    CSIS Senior Vice President and Derector of Studies.
  • Special Speaker
  • Akio Watanabe
    President,Research Institute for Peace and Security(RIPS),Japan.
  • Speakers
  • Michael Brown
    Director of the Security Studies Program and Center for Peace and Security Studies at the Edmund A.Walsh School of Foreign Service,Georgetown University,U.S.A.
  • Alexander Pikayev
    Director, Department of Disarmament and Conflict Resolusion,Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Rissia.
  • Hyun In-teak
    Professor,Korea University,Republic of Korea.
  • Heigo Sato
    Senior Raserch Fellow,fifth Research Office,Research Department,NIDS.
  • Michael Richardson
    Senior Visiting Research Fellow,Institute of Southeast Asian Studies(ISEAS),Singapore.
  • Jolyon Howorth
    Visiting Professor of Political Science at Yale University,U.S.A.
  • Chairperson
  • Sigekatsu Kondo
    Executive Director,NIDS,Japan.

The Sixth Symposium, January 20-21, 2004
"Security Environment in the 21st Century and the Transformation of the Military"

  • Panelists
  • Chu Shulong
    Professor, Tsinghua University, China
  • Paul Dibb
    Professor, Chairman of the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre,The Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, Australia
  • Yves Boyer
    Assistant Director, The Foundation of Strategic Research, France Alexander G. Savelyev, Head, Department of Strategic Studies, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russia
  • Yoshiaki Sakaguchi
    Chief, 2nd Research Office, 2nd Research Department, NIDS, Japan
  • Patrick M. Cronin
    Senior Vice President and Director of Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies, United States
  • Discussants
  • Jun’ichi Abe
    Senior Research Fellow, Kazankai Foundation, Japan
  • Yuzuru Kaneko
    Chief, First Research Office, Second Research Department, NIDS, Japan
  • Noboru Yamaguchi
    Major General, Director for Research, Ground Research and Development Command, JGSDF
  • Chairperson
  • Shigekatsu Kondo
    Director, 1st Research Department, NIDS, Japan

※The keynote speech scheduled to be given by General (ret.) Michael P.C. Carns, Senior Advisor to the Defense Science Study Group and former Vice Chief of Staff, USAF, was cancelled at the request of General Carns for personal reasons.

The fifth symposium of fiscal 2002, January 21-22, 2003
"Nontraditional Roles of the Military and Security in East Asia"

  • Keynote speaker
  • His Excellency Fidel V. Ramos
    Philippines, Former President, Republic of the Philippines
  • Guest Speaker
  • Yoichi Funabashi
    Japan, Ph.D., Chief Diplomatic Correspondent and Columnist of the Asahi Shimbun
  • Panelists
  • Wang Yizhou
    China, Ph.D., Professor, Deputy Director, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Science
  • Susumu Takai
    Japan, Director, Archives and Library, NIDS
  • Takashi Watanabe
    Japan, Major General, GSDF, Chief, Logistics Management Division, Logistics Department, Ground Staff Office
  • James Cotton
    Australia, Ph.D., Professor, Head of School of Politics, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Tan See Seng
    Singapore, Associate Professor, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University
  • Heigo Sato
    Japan, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, First Research Office, Second Research Department, NIDS
  • Commentator
  • Atsushi Kusano
    Japan, Professor, Keio University
  • Matake Kamiya
    Japan, Associate Professsor, National Defense Academy
  • Chairperson
  • Seiichiro Takagi
    Japan, Ph.D., Director, Second Research Department. NIDS

The fourth symposium of fiscal 2001, January 15-16, 2002
"Essence of Military Power at the Dawn of the 21st Century"

  • Keynote speaker
  • William A.Owens
    United States, former Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Speakers
  • Martin van Creveld
    Israel, Professor, Hebrew University
  • Brian Bond
    United Kingdom, Professor Emeritus, King’s College, University of London
  • Williamson Murray
    United States, Senior Fellow, Institute of Defense Analysis, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University
  • Richard Cobbold
    United Kingdom, Director, Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies (RUSI)
  • Chung Min Lee
    Republic of Korea, Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University
  • Shinichi Ogawa
    Japan, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Second Research Department, NIDS
  • Yuichiro Nagao
    Japan, Chief, First Research Office, First Research Department, NIDS
  • Discussants
  • Eiichi Funada
    Japan, Chief, Organization Planning Section, Maritime Staff Office (MSO)
  • Tetsuya Umemoto
    Japan, Professor, Shizuoka Kenritsu University
  • Akira Kato, Japan
    Associate Professor, Obirin University
  • Chairman
  • Yoshinaga Hayashi
    Japan, Director, Military History Department, NIDS

The third symposium of fiscal 2000, January 24-25, 2001
"International Order of the 21st Century and the Security of East Asia"

  • Speakers
  • Carolina G. Hernandez
    Philippines, President, The Institute for Strategic and Development Studies, Inc. Professor, University of Philippines
  • Wang Jisi
    China, Director, The Institute of American Studies at Chinese Academy of Social Science
  • Kyongsoo Lho
    Republic of Korea, Associate Dean and Department Head, Seoul National University
  • Gennady Chufrin
    Russia, Project Leader, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
  • Harry Harding
    United States, Dean, The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
  • Hideshi Takesada
    Japan, Chief, Third Research Office, Second Research Department, NIDS
  • Commentators
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto
    Japan, Professor, University of Tokyo
  • Yuji Suzuki
    Japan, Professor, Hosei University
  • Akiko Fukushima
    Japan, Senior Researcher, National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA)
  • Chairman
  • Seiichiro Takagi
    Japan, Director, Second Research Department, NIDS

The second symposium of fiscal 1999, October 7-8, 1999
"War and Peace in the 21st Century: Reflections upon the Century of War"

  • Speakers
  • Robert O’Neill
    Australia, Professor, All Souls College, University of Oxford
  • Edward Luttwak
    United States, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Georgy Arbatov
    Russia, Director Emeritus, Institute of USA and Canada, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Yuan Ming (paper contribution only)
    China, Professor, Peking University
  • Kiyoshi Aizawa
    Japan, Senior Researcher, Military History Department, NIDS
  • Discussants
  • Ryoichi Tobe
    Japan, Professor, National Defense Academy
  • Hisashi Takahashi
    Japan, Professor, Sophia University
  • Tomoyuki Ishizu
    Japan, Senior Researcher, Second Research Department, NIDS
  • Chairman
  • Yoshinaga Hayashi
    Japan, Director, Military History Department, NIDS

The first symposium of fiscal 1998, January 13-14, 1999
"Strategic Environment in Northeast Asia at the Beginning of the 21st Century -Deterrence and/or Cooperative Security?-"

  • Keynote speaker
  • Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
    United States, Dean, The John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Speakers
  • Richard K. Betts
    United States, Director, Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University
  • Victor A. Kremenyuk
    Russia, Deputy Director, Institute of the USA and Canada, Russian Academy of Science
  • Chin Kin Wah
    Singapore, Deputy Head, Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore
  • Luo Peisen
    China, Senior Advisor, China Institute for International Strategic Studies
  • Toshiya Hoshino
    Japan, Associate Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University
  • Shin’ichi Ogawa
    Japan, NIDS Chief, First Research Office, First Research Department, NIDS
  • Chairman
  • Shigekatsu Kondo
    Japan, Director, First Research Department, NIDS
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