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Japan is one of the world’s economic powers. It is also the closest ally of the West in Asia. Three experts, living and working in Japan, will talk about internal challenges facing the country as well as the economic cooperation between Poland and Japan.

Edyta Nowicka, graduate of Japanese Studies, who lives in Japan, will present current challenges facing the country, seen from the local perspective, for example the perspective of the local media, business and an average Japanese. Professor Matsuhiko TOHO, Japanese historian, will talk about the upcoming abdication of the Emperor of Japan, the first event of this type in modern history. He will also provide an overview of the Emperor’s role in modern Japan, seen from the perspective of Japanese people. He will also discuss the issue of partial Westernization of Japan and American influences on Japanese traditions. Arkadiusz Tarnowski, Ph.D., economist who studied in Japan, an expert on Polish-Japanese economic cooperation, will talk about the current issues and challenges impacting further development of this cooperation.

Panel Discussoin

January
26 2017

Warsaw

 

Asian Dilemmas Series

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“The series is the first in many years public presentation of topics related to contemporary Asia and its relations with Poland and the rest of the world. Participation in the whole series may provide a sound knowledge base for individuals interested in the region, for example for students of International Relations and Asian Studies”, says Professor Krzysztof Gawlikowski, Director of the Center for East Asian Civilization at SWPS University.

Format of Meetings

The Center for East Asian Civilization at SWPS University has been invited by the Public Library at Koszykowa Street in Warsaw to prepare a series of public panel discussions and presentations on East Asia, under the common title “Asian Dilemmas”. Asian Dilemmas Series The topics discussed during these meetings include contemporary matters of the region as well as its international relations, with a special focus on the relations with Poland.

The first series, entitled “China - the New Power” run from January 2014 to June 2016. The meetings took place every last Thursday of the month. The new series, “Asian Dilemmas”, which has begun in Ocotber 2016, focuses economic, political, cultural and social issues of the region.

The panellists will include renowned Polish and international specialists and government representatives, experienced in relations with Asia. The series is organized in cooperation with Warszawska Szkoła Reklamy [Warsaw School of Advertising], which provides video recordings of the meetings, available on the websites of SWPS University and the Public Library of Warsaw.

Panelists

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 Professor

Mitsuhiko Toho

Vice Dean, Faculty of Culture of Japan, Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology

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Arkadiusz Tarnowski, Ph.D.

Economist, Assistant Professor at Kozminski University

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Edyta Nowicka

Graduate of Japanese Studies, Business Consultant living in Japan

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Professor 

Krzysztof Gawlikowski

Director, Center for East Asian Civilization, SWPS University

PANEL MODERATOR

Organizers

  • The Public Library of Warsaw

Partners

  • The Center for Asia-Pacific Studies at the Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)
  • Center for East Asian Civilization at SWPS University
  • The Polish-Chinese Friendship Association

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Asian Studies at SWPS University

The Asian Studies program offered at SWPS University in Warsaw, which focuses on China and East Asia, is unique in Poland and Europe.

The program offers an intensive Chinese (Mandarin) language learning (720 hours of instructions) and emphasises the practical use of language in everyday and business situations. Additionally, SWPS University offers an additional semester of study in China and supports students in securing scholarships for studying in Asia.

Students of Asian Studies become familiar with the culture, traditions and contemporary issues of the region. They learn about specifics of diplomacy in the region, international organizations and Asian business.

Additionally, they acquire competencies indispensable in relations with all Asian countries and especially with China - the biggest and most prominent country in the region.

SWPS University also offers English Studies program with extended Chinese (Mandarin).

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Date and Location

January 26, 2017, Thursday, 18.00-20.00

The Public Library of Warsaw
Koszykowa 26/28
Stanisławów Kierbedziów Building, Entrance F, conference room

Registration: promocja@koszykowa.pl

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