The Twelfth Japan-Singapore Symposium


The Twelfth Japan-Singapore Symposium (JSS) will be held in Singapore from 23 to 24 October 2017. The JSS was launched in 1994 by then Prime Minister of Japan Mr Murayama Tomiichi and then Prime Minister of Singapore Mr Goh Chok Tong. It began as a Track 1.5 forum between Japanese and Singapore government and business leaders, and scholars, focusing on business and economic cooperation 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 interest and form closer ties. 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 Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) are jointly hosting a public Forum on the occasion of the 12th JSS.

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About the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)

JIIA, founded in 1959, is a private, nonpartisan policy think tank focused on foreign affairs and security issues. In addition to conducting a wide range of research projects, the institute promotes dialogues and joint studies with other institutions and experts at home and abroad, examines Japan’s foreign policy, makes proposals to the government, and disseminates information on international relations to the public. JIIA, together with its large network of affiliated scholars, aims to serve as an indispensable resource on international affairs in a complex world. More here.



For enquiries, please contact Ms Jasline Ng at 6516-8382 or via email: 

Tuesday, 24 October 2017
9.15 am to 11.45 am (Registration begins at 8.45 am)