As one of the foremost events on EU-Asia-U.S. relations, Japan Trilateral Forum, Brussels, encourages the development of the Japan-Europe relationship. This year’s discussions focused around U.S. foreign policy under the new administration, the strategic consequences of Brexit, challenges to globalized economies, combating ISIL and terrorism, and regional security issues. To read and see more on the conversations, explore #EUJapanUS, the Twitter Storify, and Flickr and read the daily wrap-up blog posts from the conference.
Japan and Europe share a commitment to democratic values, economic stability and a rules-based global order. Over the last few years, Japan-Europe cooperation has made many in-roads, including at the 21st Japan-EU summit where the two sides agreed to expand security cooperation and enhance economic relations. But as Japan and Europe adjust to changing strategic and economic global realities, the scope for cooperation between the two-sides broadens. In a world of increasing multi-polarity and diminishing resources, where the future of the global order is far from certain, Japan Trilateral Forum, Brussels, brings together policy makers, intellectuals, journalists, and business leaders from Japan, Europe, and the United States to build networks and discuss an ambitious agenda for cooperation.
As part of this project, GMF experts released a research report entitled Waking Up to Geopolitics: A New Trajectory to Japan-Europe Relations, which focuses on how the Europe-Japan relationship can be expanded and strengthened. GMF also released a series of commissioned papers by European and Japanese intellectuals to create a policy roadmap to improve Japan-Europe collaboration:
- The Problem of Revisionism and the European-Japanese Relationship
- The EU, Japan, and the New World Order
- Japan and Europe Cooperation on a Growing but Ailing China
- Japan’s Fight against Islamist Terrorism
- UN Peacekeeping: A Focus for Japanese Cooperation with the United States and Europe?
- Seventy Years After World War II: German and Japanese Successes and Responsibilities
- Europe and Japan: Toward a “Trans-Eurasian” Partnership?
- Japan-Europe Cooperation for Peace and Stability: Pursuing Synergies on a Comprehensive Approach
- Mutual Support and Common Interests in Asia and European Neighborhoods
- Negotiating in the Shadow of TTIP and TPP: The EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement