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The 10th Anniversary Annual Conference (14 July 2019)

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The Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law
The 10th Anniversary Annual Conference
14 July 2019
Meiji Gakuin University
Shirokane Campus
1-2-37 Shirokanedai Minato-ku Tokyo 108-8636 Japan

Conference Theme: Global Governance at a Critical Moment: Insights from Asia

The year 2019 marks a century since the signing of the Covenant of the League of Nations. In the wake of the two world wars, people pledged to establish conditions under which justice and respect for international law can be maintained.
International organizations and institutions, including treaty and non-treaty bodies as well as administrative and judicial bodies, have since been developed in the pursuit of peace and prosperity. They range from universal organizations, such as the United Nations, to regional ones, such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Their respective mandates extend over a wide range of areas such as security, environment, human rights, economy, and dispute settlement. They have been lauded as contributing to global governance, of which Asia has been both a beneficiary and a promoter.
Today, distrust of international organizations and institutions is spreading among people. They are being criticized for not only failing to properly address the concerns of the international community but also undermining its essential values. The demand for the restructuring of global governance is growing. Amid the rise of populism, global governance stands at a crossroads of demise or resurrection.
The objective of the Conference is to look back at the history of global governance and look ahead to its future.

9:00- Registration (Entrance Hall)
9:30-10:50 Session 1: Plenary (Room 2101)

Opening Remarks
MOGAMI Toshiki (Professor, Waseda University; President, Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law)
Keynote Speech
YOSHIMURA Sachiko (Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University)
Keynote Speaker:
Antony ANGHIE (Professor, Singapore National University; Secretary-General, Asian Society of International Law )
The Sovereign Corporation: Competing Visions of Global Governance in Historical Perspective

11:05-12:45 Session 2: Three Concurrent Panels

第一パネル:ビジネスと人権(国際法研究者・実務家勉強会企画)[Japanese] (Room 2101)
東澤 靖(明治学院大学 教授)「ビジネスと人権」〜実務が直面する課題
菅原 絵美(大阪経済法科大学 准教授)
定金 史朗(大江橋法律事務所 弁護士)
土井 香苗(国際人権NGOヒューマン・ライツ・ウォッチ 日本代表)
梅津 英明(森・濱田松本法律事務所 弁護士)
Panel II: Courts and International Law (Room 2201)
ARAI Kyo (Professor, Doshisha University)
Thanapat CHATINAKROB (Doctoral Candidate, The Manchester International Law Centre, the University of Manchester)
Looking Back while Moving Forward: the (Almost) Hundred Years Development of the Theory of Legal Argumentation by the ICJ and its Predecessor
M Lutfi CHAKIM (Researcher, The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia; LL.M. candidate, College of Law, Seoul National University )
Association of Asian Constitutional Courts and Equivalent Institutions: Judicial Dialogue and Promoting Human Rights in Asia
Iryna MARCHUK (Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen)
Powerful States and International Law: Changing Narratives and Power Struggles in International Courts
Panel III: Innovative Forms of Economic Governance in Asia and Beyond(Room 2202)
ARAKI Ichiro (Professor, Yokohama National University)
ABE Noriaki (Senior Policy Coordinator, G7/G20 Sherpa Office, Economic Policy Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
International “Soft-law” Governance Evolving in Southeast Asia: Cooperation between the ASEAN and the OECD
Jin SHENG (Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Banking and Finance Law, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore )
AIIB and Its Affiliates vs Bretton Woods Development Institutions: Parallel International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and Governance of Development Finance
Pasha L. HSIEH (Associate Professor and Lee Kong Chian Fellow Director, LLM Programme Singapore Management University School of Law)
New Asian Regionalism in International Economic Law: The RCEP and Beyond

12:45-14:45 Lunch (Room 2102 will be made available)


13:15-14:15 ランチョン・セミナー [Japanese](Room 2202)

川村 明(アンダーソン・毛利・友常法律事務所 顧問)
細川 慈子(大江橋法律事務所 アソシエイト)

12:45-14:15 理事会 [Japanese] (Main bldg)
14:15-14:45 総会 [Japanese] (Room 2101)


14:45-16:25 Session 3: Two Concurrent Panels

Panel I: Human Rights and the Potential of Multilayered Governance (Room 2201)
KATSUMA Yasushi (Professor, Waseda University)
Ching-Fu LIN (Associate Professor, National Tsing Hua University) &
Yi-Li Lee (Assistant Professor, National Tsing Hua University)
Artificial Intelligence and International Human Rights Law: Fostering a Mutually Reinforcing Relationship
SATO Yasunobu (Director, Research Center for Sustainable Peace, Institute of Advanced Global Studies, The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) )
Network Governance for the Global Compact on Refugees: Possibility of Asian Network on Refugees and International Protection
Ralph WILDE (Reader, University College London)
The Migration and Refugee ‘Crisis’, International Law, and the Backlash against Human Rights
Panel II: Global Governance and International Law(Room 2202)
KOGA Mamoru (Professor Emeritus, Seinan Gakuin University)
Donald Robert ROTHWELL (Professor, Australian National University)
The Antarctic Treaty at Sixty Years: Past, Present and Future
Valentina VADI (Professor, Lancaster University Law School)
Cultural Diversity in the Early Modern Law of Nations
FUKUI Yasuhito (Associate Professor, Hiroshima City University)
Proliferation Financing and its Future Challenges

16:40-18:00 Session 4: Plenary (Room 2101)

10th Anniversary Lecture
NISHIUMI Maki (Professor, Chuo University)
Anniversary Lecturer:
OWADA Hisashi (Former President of the International Court of Justice)
International Legal Order in the 21st Century and the Role of Asia
Closing Remarks
ABE Kohki (Professor, Meiji Gakuin University; Vice President, Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law)

18:30- Reception (Main bldg)

Best Paper Award Presentation


Register online for the Conference.
Registration Guidelines
・Registration fee: JPY1,000-.
 No meal or reception fee is included. Includes coffee break and online access to conference papers.
・Reception fee: JPY5,000-
 The reception will be held at the Main bldg. from 18:30, July 14, 2019.
Registration Deadline: July 6, 2019 (The registration site has been closed, but on-site registration is available at the venue).
Please note that fees are non-refundable after June 30, 2019.
Any personal information you provide to us including your name, affiliation, and e-mail address will not be used for the purposes other than those related to the Conference.


The working language of the Conference is English. A few sessions are held in Japanese. Conference papers are made available in advance to the registered participants.

The venue of the conference is Bldg. 2, Shirokane Campus, Meiji Gakuin University
1-2-37 Shirokanedai Minato-ku Tokyo 108-8636 JAPAN


There are several ways to get to the venue.
If you are coming directly from the airport, the easiest way is to take a Limousine bus to Shinagawa area, get off at “Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo”, and walk for approximately 7 minutes to the venue. It takes about 120 minutes from Narita Airport and 75 minutes from Haneda Airport.
Taking a train will save your time. From Narita Airport, take Narita Express to Shinagawa Station (approximately 70 minutes). From Haneda Airport, take Keikyu Airport Line to Shinagawa Station (approximately 20 minutes). You could either walk for 17 minutes or take a bus for “Meguro Station” and get off at “Meiji Gakuin Mae”.
To find transportation routes from a specific station, Train Timetables and Route Finders or smart phone app TABIMORI might be useful.


Please bring your lunch as there are no restaurants around the venue. Sandwiches, rice balls, snacks and beverages are available at Convenient stores outside the campus.
We can arrange lunch boxes upon reservation.
Lunch box 1:Assortment of four kinds of rice and eight small dishes JPY1,000 (tax included)
Lunch box 2:Sandwich JPY500 (tax included)
Lunch box 3:Marinated fried-chicken with tartar sauce JPY500 (tax included)

Suggested Accommodations

Please be advised that participants make arrangements at one’s own cost. We are not able to arrange you a hotel or any special tours in Tokyo.
Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo
Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo is located within a walking distance from the venue. You will have easy access to and from the airports as Limousine bus stops at this hotel. Also known for its beautiful Japanese Garden, it will be the best choice if you prefer a hotel with quiet atmosphere. Room charges starts from JPY22,100.
Shinagawa Prince Hotel
Shinagawa Prince Hotel is located in front of Shinagawa Station, one of the largest stations in Tokyo. You will have good access to the venue by bus, as well as to the airports and places of interest in Tokyo. Shinkansen (the Bullet Train) to Western Japan stops at Shinagawa Station. Room charges starts from JPY10,285.
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 (N10 on Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line, 14 minutes’ ride to N03 Shirokane-takanawa Station), 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, Shirokane”, “Tokyo, Shinagawa” or “Tokyo, Meguro” may be effective as search keywords.


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.


Please feel free to contact us at asiansil-jp2019@nifty.com.