Europe in the New Asia: New Anxieties, New Constructs
1st & 2nd August 2019 • Auditorium, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Malaysia and former Director, Japan Institute of International Affairs
His Excellency Dr Makio Miyagawa is an Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia since 2014. Prior to that His Excellency was Director-General, Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau, Ambassador, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador in charge of Japan-U.S. Nuclear Energy Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2012-2014) Ambassador, Director-General for Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department, Ministry of Foreign Affair (2010-2012), Deputy Director-General for Global Issues (Climate Change Negotiations), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2009-2010), Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva and Consul-General of Japan in Geneva (2007-2009). His Excellency was also Director of The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) between 2004 to 2007. HE. Dr. Miyagawa holds a PhD in International Relations and Law from Oxford University, United Kingdom. In 2014, HE. was awarded “Commandeur de l'ordre national du Mérite” (France, 21 February, 2014). Recently, HE. Makio Miyagawa has been appointed as a member of the International Islamic University of Malaysia’s (IIUM) Board of Governors for two years. HE. Makio Miyagawa authored two books: Do Economic Sanctions Work? (Macmillan, London, 1992), Keizai Seisai (Chuo Koron Sha, Tokyo 1992) and also translate Domei no Rikigaku (Toyokeizai, Tokyo, 1988) A Japanese Translation of "Anglo-American Defence Relations 1939-1984", written by John B. Baylis (Macmillan, London, 1984).