On December 16, the Institute of World Policy held a public debate on Ukrainian-Japanese relations.At the event, Mykola Bielieskov, research fellow at the IWP, presented the research paper on the Ukrainian-Japanese relations, based on a series of interviews with Ukrainian and Japanese officials and experts.
Diplomats, policy and decision makers, experts had been invited to take part in the discussion, in particular, Shigeki Sumi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine, Hanna Hopko, People’s deputy of Ukraine, Member of the inter-parliamentary group relations with Japan, Yurii Kostenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Japan (2000 -2006).
Moderator: Leonid Litra, senior research fellow at the IWP.
Watch full video of the discussion (in English)
The aim of our project is to provide an independent assessment and revision of Ukraine’s relations with its neighbors and strategic partners. Our study indicates existing gaps and failings in bilateral relations and formulates concrete policy recommendations how to overcome the existent challenges.