Some Reflections on the Human Rights Discourse in the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement

The very starting point of the EU-Japan SPA is anchored in the respect of fundamental and shared values between the Parties. The SPA is based on a common understanding regarding the axiological importance of certain rules, which require further development in this treaty. The treaty instrument, therefore, begins with the celebration of a common vision. It can be questioned if the Asian vision of international … Continuer de lire Some Reflections on the Human Rights Discourse in the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement

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The significance of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan in International Order, Yumiko Nakanishi

Given the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and South Korea and Japan, Japanese industries with South Korean competitors, particularly want an FTA with the EU. The 20th EU-Japan Summit took place in Brussels on 28 May 2011, shortly after the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March 2011. The joint press statement from the summit referred to the Year of Solidarity … Continuer de lire The significance of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan in International Order, Yumiko Nakanishi

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Opening Remarks on the e-conference on EU-Japan Relations, Olivia Tambou

The purpose of this small post is to contextualize the future papers of this e-conference on EU- Japan relations. Why an e-conference on EU-Japan relations? The year 2020 marks the first anniversary of the new step in EU-Japan relations within the provisional application of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Japan, of the other … Continuer de lire Opening Remarks on the e-conference on EU-Japan Relations, Olivia Tambou