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Russia-Japan Policy Dialogue

6th Meeting
June 28–29, 2004

The 6th Russia-Japan Policy Dialogue was held in Moscow, Russia, on June 28-29, 2004, to discuss the prospects for bilateral cooperation in the changing Asian context. Participants discussed issues such as the challenges involved in the post-conflict peace building process in Afghanistan and Central Asia and nuclear non-proliferation with special reference to new members of nuclear club such as India.

Agenda

Monday, June 28

Session I: "Multilateralism or Unilateralism—Future Direction of the International Community" (Economic Dimension and Political/Security Dimension)

Speakers:

• Hiroshi Nakanishi, Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University

• Fedor Lukyanov, Editor-in-Chief, Russia in Global Affairs

Session II: "Challenges of the Post-Conflict Peace Building Process—Cases of Afghanistan and Central Asia"

Speakers:

• Kenji Isezaki, Professor, Graduate School of Social Design Studies, Rikkyo University

• Andrei Fedorov, Political Projects Director, Council on Foreign and Defense Policy in Russia (CFDP)

Tuesday, June 29

Session III: "The Relevance of Nuclear Arms in the Current International Relations—Challenges of Achieving Nuclear Non-proliferation with special reference to new members of nuclear club such as India"

Speakers:

• Masayuki Tadokoro, Professor, Keio University

• Vladimir Dvorkin, Head for Research, Center for Strategic Nuclear Forces