On March 12, 2021 the Japanese-Ukrainian online round table was held, moderated by Tomiko Ichikawa, director-general of the Japanese Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), in which director of the NISS Oleksandr Lytvynenko presented his report.
On the part of Japan, aside of the JIIA, in the discussion regarding the report participated also representatives of the Nishogakusha University, University of Tsukuba, Tana University, Hosei University, the Institute of Developing Economies (JETRO), the National Defense Academy of Japan, the National Institute for Defense Studies, and the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Cooperation (JOGMEC).
In his report Mr. Lytvynenko spoke on his view of the present-day global challenges, including consequences of the climate changes, rapid social transformation and ambiguous effects of the technology development. He also emphasized the challenges for the norm-based world order, related to the resumption of competition between the major Powers. He spoke in more detail about the challenges, related to the Russian aggression against Ukraine.
The report attracted vivid interest among the Japanese scholars. In the further discussion the heated debates followed on realization of the Minsk agreements, the challenges of the Euro-Atlantic integration for Ukraine, and the specific features of the relations between Ukraine and the EU. While responding to the questions raised, Mr. Lytvynenko also shared his view on the historical context regarding formation of so-called “non-liberal democracies” in the Eastern Europe, as well as regarding specific relations between Russia and China.
The concluding statement of the meeting was made by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Japan Sergiy Korsunsky.