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Russia-Japan Policy Dialogue

5th Meeting
June 12–14, 2003

The Fifth Russia-Japan Policy Dialogue was held in Kanagawa, Japan, on June 12-14, 2003, to explore the bilateral relationship in the context of recent domestic developments as well as changes in the regional and international environments. Participants discussed issues such as the Russian and Japanese responses to new security challenges in Northeast Asia, and how Russia and Japan can cooperate in the restructuring of the regional and international order in the post–Iraq war era.

Agenda

Thursday, June 12

Session I: Socio-Political Developments in Japan and Russia and Their Implications on Their Respective External Relationship

Friday, June 13

Session II: New Security Challenges in Northeast Asia in the Post–Iraq War International Environment and in the Face of the Nuclear Development in North Korea—Russian and Japanese Responses

Speakers:

• Masao Okonogi, Professor Keio University

• Viacheslav Nikonov, President, "Polity" Foundation

Session III: Interactions and Cooperation of Major Powers in Restoring the New East Asian Regional Security Order—The Roles of China, U.S., South Korea, Japan, and Russia

Speakers:

• Hitoshi Tanaka, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

• Anatoly Adamishin, Councilor of Directors Board Chairman, SISTEMA Joint-Stock Financial Corporation

Saturday, June 14

Session IV: Russia-Japan Bilateral Cooperation in Restructuring the Regional and International Order in the Post–Iraq War Era

Speakers:

• Koji Watanabe, Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange

• Andrei V. Fedorov, Director of Political Programs, Council on Foreign and Defense Policy

Closing Session