Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress, together with UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies Strategic Studies Program, held a closed-door discussion with China specialists from University of Tokyo and Keio University. Professor Herman Kraft and Mr. Julio Amador III moderated discussion. The participants explored various topics including domestic politics of Southeast Asian countries and its implications on their respective foreign policies, cooperation with Japan and China, and other evolving challenges and opportunities in the region.

The delegation was headed by Dr. Akio Takahara. The other members of the delegation who participated in the discussion are Dr. Tomoki Kamo, Dr. Shin Kawashima and Mr. Antoine Roth.