About the event

Yoriko Kawaguchi was Minister of the Environment from 2000 to 2002 and Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2002 to 2004. Subsequently, she served as Special Adviser to the Prime Minister responsible for foreign affairs (2004-2005). She was elected to the House of Councilors in 2005 and served for two terms until 2013.
She currently serves as a visiting professor at Musashino University, and fellow at the Musashino Institute for Global Affairs. She also is a distinguished fellow of the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research and serves as an advisory board member for various international non-profit organizations. She was awarded the Order of the Grand Cordon of the Rising Sun in 2017, Star of Jerusalem by the Palestinian National Authority in 2010, and Wilbur Cross Medal by Yale University in 2008.

This special lecture is organized by AFLSP and GSAIS (Shishu-Kan), Kyoto University.


This webinar will be provided by Zoom. Please contact lecture-20211218@gsais.kyoto-u.ac.jp for the Zoom link (the deadline for the registration form is 12pm, Dec 16th).

Zoom will open from 14:20.

Time Activities
14:30-14:32 Opening remark Prof. L. Zhao
14:33-14:35 Introduction of Prof. Kawaguchi Prof. T. Sekiyama
14:35-15:35 Invited talk Prof. Y. Kawaguchi
15:35-15:58 Q & A (moderator: Prof. L. Zhao)
15:58-16:00 Closing remark Prof. T. Sekiyama


Zoom link will be sent by emails. Please register using the following form before 12pm, Dec 16th. After the deadline, please contact to us by the next email address.

Registration form


Email: lecture-20211218@gsais.kyoto-u.ac.jp