Dr. Wilfrido Villacorta completed his three-month Visiting Research Fellowship at the Center for Southeast Asia Studies (CSEAS) of Kyoto University. His counterpart professor was Professor Caroline Sy-Hau. He conducted interviews with policy-makers, experts, diplomats and academics. He visited leading think tanks, including the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), where he spoke in a roundtable discussion on ASEAN’s relations with China and Japan on 13 June 2018. He was invited for the second time to speak at the World Peace Forum (WPF), co-sponsored in Beijing by Tsinghua University and the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs on 14-15 July. He represented APPFI.

In Manila, he accompanied the visiting Japanese Sinologists to the Filipino-Chinese Museum on 29 August 2018, and met with Prof. Teresita Ang-See. On 11 September, he presided over the APPFI meeting with the delegation of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences led by Professor Sun Fuqing, Director of the Academy’s Institute of Applied Economics.

Dr. Villacorta with Professor Yoko Hayami, CSEAS Director , and Kyoto University Vice-President Yasuyuki Kono.

Dr. Villacorta (second from left) at JIIA with Ambassador Kunio Takahashi, Dr. Tsutomu Kikuchi and Dr. Yuko Ito.

At the World Peace Forum in Beijing, (from left) Philippine Ambassador to China Jose S.L. Sta. Romana, Visiting Prof. Jaime FlorCruz, Peking University, Amb. Fu Ying, Vice-Chairperson, Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress, and Dr. Wilfrido Villacorta.

Visit of Japanese Sinologists to the Bahay Tsinoy (Filipino-Chinese) Museum: (from left) Dr. Tomoki Kamo, Dr. Villacorta, Professor Teresita Ang-See, Dr. and Mrs. Akio Takahara, Dr. Shin Kawashima and Mr. Antoine Roth.