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The 2nd FPCI-GRIPS Public Forum “The Asian Century: Projection, Expectation, Reality”

 GRIPS is collaborating with FPCI (Foreign Policy Community in of Indonesia) in convening the FPCI-GRIPS Public Forum, a monthly discussion series where experts and policy makers can discuss the most pressing issues of international affairs and foreign policy with researchers and students across Southeast Asia and Japan.

 At the 2nd Forum, we will focus on Asia, and discuss particularly about its expected role to play in regards to economic and geopolitical influence in the world after the COVID-19 pandemic.


Please join us and watch the forum!


〇 Date and Time: Fri, 29 November 2021 at 16:00-17:30(Japan time)

〇 Format of the Webinar: Zoom webinar

Participation Fees: Free

〇 Language: English (Simultaneous interpretation to Japanese is available)

〇 Theme: “The Asian Century: Projection, Expectation, Reality”


- Points to be discussed;

-What is Asian century in your opinion? What is the projection of Asian century?
-What is your response on global’ s expectation and assumption about Asian century?
-In the time of pandemic, what is your assessment of Asian countries performance economically? Are we coordinating enough to prepare post-pandemic world? What are the most important lesson learned from this pandemic for Asian countries?
-Looking into the current situation, what is possible and strategic solution we can achieve in the next decade? What is the strategy for economic resilience beyond the pandemic?
-Can Asian countries lead by example in the sustainable development? What is your take on a doubt of Asian countries’ push and willingness for clean and sustainable energy?


- Panelists:

Thomas Trikasih Lembong – Chairman of Indonesian Investment Coordinating

Board (2016-2019) and Indonesian Minister of Trade (2015-2016)

Prof. Fukunari Kimura – Chief Economist of The Economic Research Institute for

ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University;

Dr. Jayant Menon – Visiting Senior Fellow, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore,

and Senior Fellow, Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), Malaysia.


- Moderator:

Dr. Tetsushi Sonobe – Dean of ADBI  


〇How to access the webinar: (Pre-registration required)

Please register via below URL and you will receive an invitation email.


〇Program (Japan Time)   

  1. 16:00~16:05  Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Dino Patti Djalal
  2. 16:05~16:10  Opening Remarks by Amb. Yutaka Iimura 
  3. 16:10~17:00   Moderated Discussion
  4. 17:00~17:25    Q&A Session
  5. 17:25~17:30    Closing


Any questions, please contact GRIPS Alliance Administrative Office via email(


2nd FPCI GRIPS Public Forum 

Date / Time November 29, 2021/ 16:00(Japan Time)
TitleThe Asian Century: Projection, Expectation, Reality
Venue Online
Fee Free
Language English (Simultaneous interpretation to Japanese is available)

7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677

TEL : +81-(0)3-6439-6000     
FAX : +81-(0)3-6439-6010


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