Professor Azirah Hashim, Director of CARUM and Executive Director of AEI, met with a number of key academics and officials in Tokyo last December. In a number of these meetings she was accompanied by Professor Anthony Milner (Visiting Professor AEI and CARUM) and Professor Patrick Ziegenhain (AEI).
While in Tokyo Professor Azirah and Professor Ziegenhain also participated in the Islam and Multiculturalism Conference at Waseda University, Professor Milner was in Tokyo in the first instance to attend the 46th Steering Committee Meeting of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP).
Japan is a vital Dialogue Partner of ASEAN and a key participant in the Asia-Europe Meetings (ASEM); it also hosts a range of research institutions which focus on regionalism issues.
Professor Azirah held meetings with the following: