Prof. Dr. Shimon Shetreet (emeritus): Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) Prof. Dr. Makoto Ibusuki: Seijyo University (Japan) Justice Ilwon KANG: Former Justice of Constitutional Court (Korea) Prof. Dr. Markus Gehrlein: BGH Judge (ret.) (Germany) Dr. Michael Pils: Taylor Wessing (Germany) Prof. Dr. Omi Hatashin: Osaka Jogakuin University (Japan)
Organizers: The Institute for Justice Systems in Comparative Law (IJSCL) Ritsumeikan University Kyoto Human Rights Research Institute Center for Peace Education and Research, Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University
09:30 (CET) 17:30 (JST)
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Masahisa Deguchi (Ritsumeikan University)
09:35 (CET) 17:35 (JST)
Prof. Dr. Shinichi Ago (Director of Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University)
09:40 (CET) 17:40 (JST)
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Michael Reiterer (EU-Ambassador ret., Centre for Security, Diplomacy & Strategy at the Brussels School of Governance)
Prof. Goro Toda (Kyoto Sangyo University): Questions (PDF) Lecturer Dr. Shiho Sugiki (Kagawa University): Questions (PDF) Prof. Omi Hatashin (Osaka Jogakuin University): Question (PDF) Researcher Diana Arie (Kyoto Human Rights Research Institute): Question (PDF) Prof. Koichi Matsumoto (Nihon University): Question (PDF) Researcher Satoru Furuya (Kyoto Human Rights Research Institute) Researcher Haruko Uchida (Kyoto Human Rights Research Institute) Hiroshi FUKUYAMA (Civil servant of the Ministry of Justice, Office of Immigration Control off-duty): Questions (PDF) Prof. Dr. Ryuich Higuchi (Meijigakuin University)
Michael Reiterer pursued his academic career always in parallel to his diplomatic one at the Austrian and then European service. After graduating as Dr. jur. from the University of Innsbruck, post-graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University/Bologna Centre and the Graduate Institute for International Studies in Geneva were further stepping stones to his habilitation (PhD) in International Politics at the University of Innsbruck (2005, Institute for Political Science) focussing on EU-Asia relations. EU foreign policy, EU-Asia relations in particular with Japan and Korea, inter-regionalism, security issues, new forms of diplomacy, human rights are nowadays the main focus of his research, having previously published extensively on international trade law and relations including WTO, trade and environment and the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM). He has taught at various universities in Europe & Asia.
In September 2020 he retired from the European Diplomatic Service (European External Action Service-EEAS) as Ambassador plenipotentiary and extraordinary of the European Union to the Republic of Korea; previous posts included Ambassador to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, Deputy Head of Mission/Minister at the EU Delegation to Japan, Minister Counsellor at the Austrian Permanent Representation to the EU, Counsellor at the Austrian Permanent Representation to the GATT, Austrian Deputy Trade Commissioner for West Africa (out of Abidjan/Ivory Coast) and to Japan. In addition, he co-chaired the Joint Group of Trade and Environment Experts at the OECD, served as panellist at the WTO dispute settlement and was a member of the European Economic and Social Committee.
Moderator: Prof. Masahisa Deguchi (Ritsumeikan University)
Commentators: Prof. Kimio Yakushiji (Ritsumeikan University) Prof. Katsuhiro Shoji (Chuo University) Prof. Koji Fukuda (Waseda University) Prof. Takahiro Shinyo (Kwansei Gakuin University)
Prof. Dr. MICHAEL REITERER
Distinguished Professor, EU-Ambassador ret., Centre for Security, Diplomacy & Strategy at the Brussels School of Governance.
Michael Reiterer held positions at the Missions of Austria to the European Union (1997–1998) and the GATT (1990–1992) and negotiated in the GATT Uruguay Round. He was co-chair trade of the OECD Joint Experts Group of trade and environment experts. He served on the GATT Panel Split-run editions Canada-US. He was also Deputy Austrian Trade Commissioner to West Africa with seat in Abidjan/Côte d’Ivoire (1982–1985) and Japan (1985–1988); 1992–1997 he served as Deputy Director General for European Integration Policy of the Federal Economic Chamber of Austria; 1997/1998 he was a member of the European Social and Economic Committee.
Having joint the European foreign service in 1998 as Counselor for ASEM (1998–2002), he served as Minister/Deputy Head of the EC Delegation to Japan (2002–2006), EU-Ambassador to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein (2007–2011) and Principal Adviser to the Managing Director for the Asia Pacific of the European External Action Service (2012–2016). In February 2017 he was appointed Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, a position he held until his retirement in September 2020.
Having been appointed adjunct professor for international politics in 2005 at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, he is now Distinguished Professor at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Brussels School of Governance, Free University of Brussels.
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DAAD Tomonokai Deutsch-Japanische Juristenvereinigung e.V. (DJJV) Generalkonsulat der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Osaka-Kobe
10:00 Uhr (CET) 17:00 Uhr (JST)
Gesamtmoderation: Prof. Dr. Masahisa Deguchi (Ritsumeikan Universität)
10:05 Uhr (CET) 17:05 Uhr (JST)
Grußwort: Prof. Dr. Takahiro Shinyo (Dekan, Integriertes Zentrum für UN- und außenpolitische Studien, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japanischer Botschafter in Deutschland a.D.)
10:10 Uhr (CET) 17:10 Uhr (JST)
Grundsatzvortrag: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hanns Prütting (Universität zu Köln)