Chatham House Series:
Working with ASEAN: How can the UK learn from Japan’s experience in Southeast Asia?
This event, held in partnership with Chatham House, looks at how Japan and the UK can work together more effectively to pursue shared ambitions in Southeast Asia.
After becoming the newest dialogue partner for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2021, the UK is seeking to deepen its partnerships in a region that sits at the heart of the Indo-Pacific.
As geopolitical competition in the region intensifies, what can the UK learn from Japan, which is one of ASEAN’s oldest partners and has developed extensive relationships with key Southeast Asian states? How can the UK and Japan work together more effectively to pursue shared ambitions in Southeast Asia? What does the region want from key outside partners such as Japan and the UK?
This event is the second of a three-part series held in partnership with Chatham House.
About the Speakers
Director, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House
Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House
Professor, Kanagawa University
Fellow, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute