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The Global Annual Conference (2018/7/01)

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The Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law
The Global Annual Conference
1 July 2018
Waseda University
Building No. 14, Waseda Campus
1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050 Japan

Asia and International Law in Challenging Times

Asia is currently confronted with unprecedented challenges in all areas of international law. While some of them are repercussions of developments on a global scale, others reflect the diversity of Asia, which fuels growth but also creates complexity. As political and economic relations expand and social and cultural exchanges grow in the region, local interests and concerns become more intricately intertwined with international, transnational, and regional interests and concerns, which deepens the complexity in Asia. As the driving force of the world economy amid the advancement of information networks and the globalization of business in a new era, Asia requires the evolution of international rules and institutions. This conference seeks to explore how international law can address these challenges in relation to regional frameworks and initiatives in Asia.

9:00- Registration (Fourth Floor)
9:30-11:15 Session 1: Plenary (Room 403)
Opening Remarks
MOGAMI Toshiki
(Japan Chapter of the AsianSIL, President; Waseda University, Professor)
Keynote: Constructive Dialogue for Human Rights: Challenges to Committees, Committee Members, State Parties, and Other Stakeholders
OBATA Kaoru (Nagoya University, Professor)
Keynote Speaker:
OTANI Mikiko (Committee on the Rights of the Child, Member; Otani & Partners, Partner)
YAKUSHIJI Kimio (Committee on Enforced Disappearances, Former Member; Ritsumeikan University, Professor)
ISHIKAWA Jun (Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Member; University of Shizuoka, Professor)
11:30-13:00 Session 2: Three Concurrent Panels
第一パネル:米国法の域外適用にともない日本の弁護士が迫られる対応 [Japanese] (Room 403)

原 悦子(アンダーソン・毛利・友常法律事務所、弁護士)
Panel II: The Future of Regional Economic Agreements (Room 402)
Tony ANDRIOTIS (Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Tokyo Office, Counsel)
NAKANISHI Yumiko (Hitotsubashi University, Professor)
EU Values and Standards in FTAs between the EU and the Third Countries -A Focus on the EPA between the EU and Japan-
Vincent-Joël PROULX (National University of Singapore, Assistant Professor) &
Elsa SARDINHA (National University of Singapore Centre for International Law, Research Associate)
Requiem for a Deal, or the End of American Influence in the Investment Chapters of Asia-Relevant FTA?
KANG Sungjin (Kim & Chang, Advisor)
Standing Investment Court in Asia: A Daydream, or a Possibility?
Panel III: International Law in the Past, Present and Future (Room 401)
MOCHIZUKI Yasue (Kwansei Gakuin University, Professor)
WATANUKI Ryo (Osaka University of Economics and Law, Visiting Research Fellow)
From ‘Peaceful Change’ to ‘Regional Politics’: The Legal Structure of Adaptation for Political Realism in Pre-war Japan
John Anthony CARTY (Beijing Institute of Technology, Professor)
The Need for a New Approach to International Legal Personality to Address the Geo-Political and Security Problems of North East Asia
LEE Seo Hee (Korea University, Ph.D.candidate)
An Analysis of the Mandate Regime and Colonialism in International Law
13:00-15:00 Lunch (Room 408 will be made available)
13:30-14:30 ランチョン・セミナー [Japanese] (Members of the Japan Chapter only) (Room 407)

原 壽(長島・大野・常松法律事務所、顧問)
13:00-14:30 理事会 [Japanese] (Room 405)
14:30-15:00 総会 [Japanese] (Room 403)
15:00-16:30 Session 3: Three Concurrent Panels
Panel I: Trying to Tame a Tiger?: East Asian Perspectives on the US Trade Policy under Trump Administration [日本語質問可/Questions may be asked in Japanese and translated into English] (Room 403)

YOO Hyucksoo (Yokohama National University, Professor)
LEE Jaemin (Seoul National University, Professor)
Loopholes of an FTA?: U.S. Trade Remedy Disputes under the Trump Administration
KOBAYASHI Tomohiko (Otaru University of Commerce, Professor)
Castle in the Sand?: Institutional Issues involving the Intertwined FTA Networks
TAMURA Akihiko (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Professor)
Future of Liberal Trade Order?: The Impact of US Policy on the Regional Economic System Building
Panel II: International Organizations from Asian Perspectives (Room 402)
UEKI Toshiya (Tohoku University, Professor)
Adrien SCHIFANO (Hitotsubashi University, Adjunct Assistant Professor (Junior Fellow))
The Contribution of Asian Institutional Practice to the General Theory of International Organizations: An Inquiry in the Criteria for Organization-hood
HATANO Ayako (The U.S.- Asia Law Institute, Visiting Researcher; University of Tokyo, Ph.D. candidate)
Incomplete Socialization of International Human Rights Law? – A Case Study of Racial Discrimination and Hate Speech Dissolution Act in Japan
SHIN Ethan Hee-Seok (Yonsei Law Institute, Researcher)
The UN’s Response to Human Rights Violations in North Korea: Solving a Mystery Wrapped in a Riddle Inside an Enigma?
Panel III: Sustainable Development and Law of the Sea (Room 407)
OKAMATSU Akiko (Hosei University, Professor)
Isabelle ROUCHE (Gide law firm, International Dispute Resolution Associate)
Continental Shelf Submissions and Third Party Notifications: The Other South China Sea Case
KOBAYASHI Masanori (University of Tokyo, Ph.D. Candidate)
Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) in Green Building Investment Market
TU Yinan (China University of Geosciences, Senior Lecturer)
International Law Analysis of Risks in Arctic Natural Gas Mining in Perspectives of China and Russia Cooperation
16:45-18:20 Session 4: Plenary (Room 403)
Filling Gaps in the Implementation of International Law

ABE Kohki (Meiji Gakuin University, Professor)
MATSUDA Hiromichi (International Christian University, Assistant Professor)
The Role of Legislative and Administrative Organs in Implementing International Obligations: A Comparative Analysis
Meltem INELI-CIGER (Suleyman Demirel University, Assistant Professor)
Will the Global Compact on Refugees Address Gaps in International Refugee Law?
Leonardo BORLINI (Bocconi University, Assistant Professor) &
Claudio DORDI (Bocconi University, Associate Professor)
Law and Non-Law in the ASEAN Economic Community
Closing Remarks
MOGAMI Toshiki (Japan Chapter of the AsianSIL, President; Waseda University, Professor)
18:30- Reception (Third Floor, Okuma Kaikan)
Best Paper Award Presentation


Register online for the Conference.
We accept VISA, MasterCard, Amex and JCB Cards.
Registration Guidelines
Registration fee: JPY1,000-.
NO meal or reception is included. Includes coffee break and online access to conference papers.
Reception fee: JPY5,000-.
The reception will be held at Okuma Kaikan, Waseda University, from 18;30, July 1.
Registration Deadline: June 23.
Please note that fees are non-refundable after June 18.

Any personal information you provide to us including your name, affiliation, and e-mail address will not be disclosed to any entities or individuals outside.


The working language of the Conference is English. A few sessions are held in Japanese.

The venue of the Conference is 4th floor, Bldg. 14, Waseda University, Waseda Campus.
1-6-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-8050, JAPAN
Please use the escalator to the 4th floor.

The nearest station is Waseda Station (Station Number T04 on Tokyo Metro Tozai Line), approximately 5 minutes’ walk from the station, or you could take a bus from Takadanobaba Station (JY15 on JR Yamanote Line).
For Routes from the Airports and more, please click here.
To find transportation routes from a specific station, Train Timetables and Route Finders or smart phone app TABIMORI might be useful.
Entry Visa to Japan

If you are a foreign national, please check here whether you are required a visa or not to enter Japan. Please note that we will not be able to arrange visas for attendees, except for the accepted speakers of the Conference.
Suggested Accommodations

Please be advised that participants make their arrangements at their own expense. We are NOT able to arrange you a hotel or any special tours in Tokyo. The following are suggested accommodations.
RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo
RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo is the nearest hotel from the venue. Located within a few minutes’ walk distance from the venue, it will be the best choice if your budget allows it. Room charges starts from JPY18,900.
Hotel Metropolitan Edmont Tokyo
Hotel Metropolitan Edmont Tokyo is located near Iidabashi Station (T06 on Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, 4 minutes’ ride). Room charges starts from JPY14,580.
Hotel Sunroute Takadanobaba
Hotel Sunroute Takadanobaba is located near Takadanobaba Station (JY15 on JR Yamanote-Line and T03 on Tokyo Metro Tozai Line). You could take a bus (11 minutes’ ride) or Metro (3 minutes’ ride) to the venue. Room charges starts from JPY10,142.
Tokyo Central Youth Hostel
Tokyo Central Youth Hostel has bunk bed dormitory style rooms and Japanese style tatami rooms, located on the 18th and 19th floors overlooking a panoramic view of Tokyo. The nearest station is Iidabashi Station (T06 on Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, 4 minutes’ ride), and room charges starts from JPY3,450.
There are many websites providing online service for booking accommodations.
If you wish to stay near the venue, the words “Tokyo, Waseda”, “Tokyo, Takadanobaba” or “Tokyo, Kagurazaka” may be effective as search keywords.

For inquiries about the Conference, please contact asiansil-jp2018@nifty.com