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Between “America First” and “Chinese dream”. What the EU and Japan can do together.

13/12/2018 - 14/12/2018, Rome

EU-Japan relations have received a major boost with the signing of a major trade accord and a strategic partnership agreement this year. The EU and Japan have decided to upgrade their partnership against a background of increasing international trade and political tensions. Trump’s ‘America First’ and protectionist policies along with Xi Jinping’s ‘Chinese dream’ and growing assertiveness in Asia are challenging the liberal international order created after the end of the Second World War.

This conference brings together a distinguished group of experts from Japan and Europe to analyze and discuss current dynamics and prospect of EU-Japan relations, including discussion as to whether it is now up to Brussels and Tokyo to uphold the liberal international order being challenged by Xi and Trump.

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