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UK-Japan 21st Century Group

15th Meeting
March 5-7, 1999

The 15th UK-Japan 2000 Group Conference was held on March 5-7, 1999, in the town of Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture, with the participation of 26 of the Group's members. This conference focused on three topics: (1) the crisis of global capitalism; (2) security issues in the age of globalization; and (3) social security systems in the coming era. During the final session of the conference, participants confirmed the importance of continued efforts by the Group to actively promote UK-Japan collaboration and understanding. Also, it was decided that given the imminent approach of the year 2000, the year should be changed to the "UK-Japan 21st Century Group."

Agenda

Friday, March 5

Session I: Japan's Domestic Developments and the Implications for Its Economic and Political Role in Asia

Saturday, March 6

Session II: Developments in the United Kingdom and the Implications for Its Role in an Integrated Europe
Session III: Global Capitalism in Crisis—A New Task for Nation States

Sunday, March 7

Session IV: Security Issues in a Globalized World
Session V: Social Welfare Challenges in a New Era
Concluding Session: UK-Japan Cooperation in the 21st Century