The topics of the ongoing events will deal with the overall theme of “building a culture of peace and development in a globalized world after covid-19” and with a wide range of issues in the fields of politics, economy, science, culture and the media.

They will specially highlight the challenges of both globalization and regionalism and its impact on development and international cooperation. The individual topics will be selected in dialogue with the keynote speakers, the International Peace Foundation and a Japan-ASEAN working group.

The topics will focus on most pressing and timely issues of Japan, ASEAN and the region as a whole.