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Cooperation despite Frictions in Northeast Asia Perspectives from China, Japan and South Korea

Despite the political tensions that oppose Japan, China and South Korea, recent months have seen a certain rapprochement between Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. The first trilateral summit in three years was held in November 2015.

The neighbors indeed share strong interests that push them to cooperate in a pragmatic way, be it on economic and trade issues, or on strategic matters, such as towards North Korea.

This seminar will gather a researcher from each of these three countries to explain and discuss the possibilities for trilateral cooperation despite the undercurrent political friction. The seminar will take the form of a debate moderated by Marc Epstein, Foreign News Editor at the weekly magazine L’Express. 


·         CHUN Chaesung, Professor, Seoul National University

·         HUANG Renwei, Vice-President, Shanghai Academy of Social Science

·         TERADA Takashi, Professor, Doshisha University, Kyoto

Moderator: Marc EPSTEIN, Foreign News Editor, L’Express

Discussant: Alice EKMAN, Research fellow, Head of China research, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri

Chair and discussant: Françoise NICOLAS, Director, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri


The seminar will be held in English.


27, rue de la Procession 75015 Paris
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