Convenor(s): Professor Hugh Whittaker and Dr Giulio Pugliese
Speaker(s): HE Mr Hayashi Hajime, Ambassador of Japan to the UK
The UK-Japan Partnership in a Turbulent Era –
This talk will focus on the partnership between Japan and the UK, including cooperation for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific, and also cover the current situations in Europe and Asia.
HE Mr HAYASHI Hajime has been Ambassador of Japan to the UK since December 2020. During a distinguished diplomatic career he has served as Minister at the Embassy of Japan in the USA (2007-2010), Deputy Chief of Mission in India (2010-2013), Director-General for European Affairs (2014-2017), Ambassador to Belgium (2017-2019) and Chief of Mission to NATO (2018-2019). Prior to taking up his post in London, Ambassador Hayashi served as Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Secretary-General of the National Security Secretariat (2019-2020).