Asia Strategy in Action. The Role of Ukraine-Japan Cooperation
24 March 2021, 11:47


On February-March 2021, the New Europe Center implemented the project “Asia Strategy in Action. The Role of Ukraine-Japan Cooperation”, aimed at establishing closer cooperation and developing a better understanding between two countries, in particular at the level of think tanks. 4 events, 4 papers and 3 infographics on Ukrainian-Japanese relations have been prepared within the project.




On February 16, 2021, the first Ukrainian-Japanese forum “Asia Strategy in Action. The Role of Ukraine-Japan Cooperation” was held with the participation of the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine, Ambassador of Ukraine to Japan, leading Ukrainian and Japanese experts.


Across three discussion panels, government officials, analysts and academics from Japan and Ukraine discussed issues related to the broader security environment in which both countries are operating today, as well as bilateral issues including the role of soft power in Ukraine-Japan relations.


Find more about the forum in the media:


Discussion paper by Alyona Getmanchuk, Director of the New Europe Center “Ukraine-Japan: how to ensure an effective global partnership?” was presented at the event.

The article based on the paper was published in “Dzerkalo Tyzhnia”.





Following the results of the first Ukrainian-Japanese forum “Asia Strategy in Action. The Role of Ukraine-Japan Cooperation” three online-discussions and relevant analytic commentaries were conducted.


The discussion was dedicated to the security cooperation between Japan and the United States.

During the event Bonji Ohara, Senior Fellow of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation presented the analytic commentary “US-Japan security alliance: points to watch in Ukraine”.

The paper was also published in the “Den” newspaper.



The discussion was dedicated to Ukraine’s rebranding in Japan in Japan in Ukraine.

During the event Takashi Hirano, Head of Japan section in UKRINFORM presented the analytical commentary “How to rebrand Ukraine in Japan and vice versa?”.



The discussion was dedicated to the prospects for bilateral trade and economic cooperation.

“UKRINFORM” has also prepared the article about the event.

During the event Daisuke Kitade, Researcher, Mitsui & Co. Global Strategic Studies Institute (Japan) and Sergiy Solodkyy, First Deputy Director, New Europe Center (Ukraine)presented the analytical commentary “Ukraine-Japan-EU Trade Connectivity: mutual impact and new opportunities”.






In a comprehensive infographic on Ukrainian-Japanese relations, we briefly outlined the main findings from our papers and events conducted within the project.



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