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Asian Decentralization Reform Research Project The International Symposium “Decentralization in Asian Countries –Reviewing the Present and Designing the Future”

The Symposium will be held with guest speaker Dr. Michio Muramatsu (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University), and researchers from Indonesia, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, and Thailand.  Please see attachment for details.


Date/Time: January 22, 2015 (Thursday) 14:10-17:40

Keynote Speech “Decentralization in Japan –Reviewing the Present and Designing the Future” (tentative)

Dr. Michio Muramatsu (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)

Panel Discussion:

B. Raksaka Mahi (Associate Professor, University of Indonesia)

Alex B. Brillantes Jr. (Professor, University of the Philippines)

Suhng-bin Lim (Professor, Myongji University)

Woothisarn Tanchai (Secretary General, King Prajadhipok’s Institute)

Venue: Conference Rooms 1ABC, GRIPS

Language: Japanese / English (simultaneous interpretation)


■How to register■


Please send an e-mail to us.



Registration email must include:

1)    Your name

2)    Institution / Job title

3)    Your email address


The seminar, related to this symposyum, will be held from 9:50 to12:30 on Jan.22, and from 9:30 to 17:20 on Jan. 23, in which 4 foreign reporters above and 7 members of this research project will make presentations on each theme associated with decentralization. Please see attachment for details.



* Due to the venue capacity, we have limited seating capacity and attendance will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.

* Your personal information will be used only for the purpose of this Symposium.


This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) Grant Number 23243020.








Hiroshi IKAWA

Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Asian Decentralization Reform Research Project 

Tel:03-6439-6333 / E-mail:



Date / Time 22nd January, 2015 (Thu) 14:10 - 17:40
Venue National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) , 1st Floor Meeting Room 1A,B,C
Language Japanese/English (Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation provided)

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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