The 11th Japan-Singapore Symposium


The 11th Japan-Singapore Symposium (JSS) was held in Tokyo, Japan, from 25 to 26 April 2016. The JSS was launched in 1994 by then-Prime Minister of Japan, Mr Murayama Tomiichi and former Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Goh Chok Tong. It began as a Track 1.5 Forum between Japanese and Singaporean government and business leaders and scholars, focusing on business and economic co-operation and bridge-building between the two countries. Held biennially since 1995, the JSS provides opportunities for representatives of different sectors from both countries to exchange views on issues of mutual interest, and foster closer ties between Japan and Singapore. On 26 April 2016, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Japan and Singapore, both countries announced that the JSS would be upgraded to an annual event.

The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) and the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) co-organised a public forum in Tokyo on the occasion of the 11th JSS.

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Tuesday, 26 April 2016
9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, East Wing B1F, The International House of Japan (I-House)