UK-Japan 21st Century Group
The 33rd annual meeting of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group convened in Japan on October 6–9. The UK delegation began their visit in Tokyo with a briefing from the UK Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens, followed by a courtesy call on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In the evening, they were joined by the Japanese delegation for a reception hosted by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.
The group—comprised of politicians, journalists, businesspeople, and scholars— then moved to Kisarazu, where they held in-depth discussions on a broad range of issues that affect the two countries and their relationship, including the implications of Brexit, East Asia security affairs, the implications of aging societies, energy and climate change, "womenomics," and international development cooperation in Africa.
JCIE co-organizes the UK-Japan 21st Century Group with the Japan Society of the UK in London.
Thursday, October 6
|Luncheon hosted by British Ambassador Tim Hitchens|
|Evening reception hosted by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida|
Friday, October 7
Session 1: Latest Developments in UK Politics and the Economy
Session 2: Latest Developments in UK Politics and the Economy: The Implications of Brexit
Session 3: East Asian Security and UK-Japan Security Dialogue and Cooperation
Saturday, October 8
Session 4: Coping with Aging Societies and Demographic Change
Session 5: Energy, the Enviroment and Climate Change: Challenges for the Future
Session 6: Womenomics: Realizing the Potential of Womens' Entrepreneurship
Session 7: Forces for Good: International Development Cooperation in Africa
Sunday, October 9
Session 8: Chairmen's Summary Dialogue