FOLLOW US

FacebookYoutubeLinkedin

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

August 2019
S M T W T F S
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Tokyo Forum

UPF-Japan Holds Forum on Refugees, Terrorism, and Nationalism

Tokyo, Japan—UPF-Japan held its 28th Peace Diplomats Forum on the theme, “Refugees, Terrorism, and Nationalism in Europe and the Future Prospects,” at the International Leadership Conference (ILC) 2016 in Tokyo. The program, which took place on November 11, 2016, was co-organized by the Institute for Peace Policies (IPP), an affiliated organization.

Among the 67 participants were 36 foreign diplomats (six of whom were ambassadors) from 27 embassies, as well as current and former Japanese leaders, including parliamentarians and former ambassadors; scholars; and entrepreneurs, and representatives of UN and civil society organizations.

The forum began with opening remarks, which were given by Dr. Yong Cheon Song, regional chair of UPF-Japan, who emphasized the need to transcend boundaries between races, nationalities and religions for creating peace in the world.

Dr. Eiji Tokuno, chair of UPF-Japan, welcomed the participants and introduced the keynote speaker, Dr. Kumiko Haba, a professor at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, who specializes in European and international politics.

In her speech, Dr. Haba explained the issues of “Immigrants and Xenophobia,” and spoke of the importance of opening borders and accepting heterogeneity, as well as creating new institutions and new value with immigrants and refugees.

She concluded her speech by saying, “I would like to collaborate with you and learn from you, the Peace Diplomats Forum.”

At the end of the program, Dr. Song and Dr. Tokuno awarded certificates to two new Ambassadors for Peace.

If you find this page helpful and informative please consider making donation. Your donation will help Universal Peace Federation (UPF) provide new and improved reports, analysis and publications to you and everyone around the world.

UPF is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible in the United States. Receipts are automatically provided for donations of or above $250.00.

Donate to the Universal Peace Federation: Your donation to support the general programs of UPF.

Donate to the Religious Youth Service (RYS): Your donation will be used for service projects around the world.


Donate to UPF's Africa Projects: Your donation will be used for projects in Africa.




Related Articles

Korea Experts Focus on Peaceful Reunification

Seoul, Korea—Senior experts in Northeast Asian and Korean affairs discussed multi-track diplomacy as a means of bringing peace and security to the Korean Peninsula.

ILC 2019 Schedule

Seoul, Korea—Eighty senior experts in Northeast Asian and Korean affairs discussed multi-track diplomacy as a means of bringing peace and security to the Korean Peninsula.

Africa Summit Convened in Johannesburg, and Inaugurates Peace Organization

Johannesburg, South Africa—Former heads of state and government were among the more than 450 participants of the Africa Summit and Leadership Conference 2019.