International Symposium: World Military Expenditure and Japan's Choices, January 31, 2016
Date: January 31, 2016
Location: 3-13-1 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Peace Boat is cooperating with the International Peace Research Institute of Meiji Gakuin University (PRIME), in the organization of the International Symposium "World Military Expenditure and Japan's Choices" to be held in Tokyo on January 31, 2016.

Colin Archer of the International Peace Bureau, of which Peace Boat is a member, and Subrata Ghoshroy of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will join as guest speakers. Peace Boat's Kawasaki Akira will also present on Japanese security and defense policy, along with Fujioka Atsushi of Ritsumeikan University.

Please see below for further details, or the event homepage here..

International Symposium "World Military Expenditure and Japan's Choices"

Hosted by the International Peace Research Institute, Meiji Gakuin University (PRIME)
In Cooperation with PEACE BOAT

Date: Sunday, January 31, 2016, 13:00-17:20

Venue: TKP Shinagawa conference center ANNEX
(TAKANAWA COURT 3F, 3-13-1, Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Language: English/Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)

Free admission, but since the seats are limited, please register in advance:
E-mail: prime(a)prime.meijigakuin.ac.jp
Deadline: Thursday, January 28, 2016, 12:00


13:00: Introduction: Takao Takahara (Director, PRIME)

13:10FSession 1 "World Military Expenditures and Armament Dynamics"

Colin Archer (International Peace Bureau)
"Current World Military Spending and the Campaign for Reallocation"
Subrata Ghoshroy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"US Military Spending: The Driving Forces and Current Status"

15:00FCoffee Break
15:30FSession 2 "Japan at Watershed"

Akira Kawasaki (Peace Boat)
"Abe's Policies Defying the Peace Constitution: eCollective Self-Defensefand Arms Export"

Atsushi Fujioka (Ritsumeikan University)
"Japanese Military-Industrial Complex on the Rise: Militarization of Space and the Role of Universities"

17:20 Closing address

For inquiries:
International Peace Research Institute, Meiji Gakuin University (PRIME)
MAIL : prime@prime.meijigakuin.ac.jp
URL: http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/~prime/