Europe in the World
The Stars and the Sun: Advancing EU-Japan cooperation in an evolving global environment
This research and networking project runs from October 2015 to March 2016.
The project aims at providing a timely and objective review of the state of play, current challenges and future prospects of bilateral cooperation between the European Union (EU) and Japan in a variety of policy areas, notably in the economic and external relations domains, also in the light of transforming regional and global challenges.
The project involved the organisation of a closed-door EU-Japan Expert Roundtable and a public EU-Japan Policy Dialogue, as well as the production of a series of restricted and public reports and publications. The Roundtable and Policy Dialogue were held in Brussels in mid-January 2016.
Dissemination activities and shorter publications, notably in the form of op-eds, are also planned in the context of the project, and will take place between January and March 2016.
On 12 February, an op-ed on ‘Japan is back: Is Europe ready?’ was published on EUobserver.
On 3 March, a Policy Brief on ‘Advancing the EU-Japan strategic partnership in a transforming global environment: challenges, opportunities and prospects’ was issued.