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Japan Information Center Organizes Short-Term Fellowship Program for Young Overseas Researchers

November 30, 2023
Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)


The Japan Information Center at JIIA invited three young researchers specializing in international relations--one each from Sri Lanka, India, and the Philippines--to participate in a three-month fellowship program ending in November.

During their stay in Japan, the researchers had opportunities to exchange opinions with scholars at universities and think tanks and with government officials. Through field trips, the three young fellows deepened their understanding of the country's territorial issues.

After the completion of the program in Japan, the researchers are expected to submit a research paper based on their own interests and their experiences in Japan.

We expect the young fellows' experience at JIIA will promote international exchange between Japan and Southeast Asian countries and the building of stronger research networks.

The young fellows, from left to right

Luigi Joble: Assistant Professorial Lecturer, Department of International Studies, De La Salle University, Philippines
Title:Towards a Rules-based International Order: Navigating Japan's Role in a Minilateral Approach among Southeast Asian Claimant States to South China Sea Issues

Anjali Kumari: Research Scholar/ Guest Faculty, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, India
Title:The India-Japan Partnership in Africa with Regards to The Free and Open Indo-Pacific: A Comprehensive Analysis and Future Prospects

Pradeep Ranaweera: Academic Instructor, Department of Strategic Studies, Faculty of Defence & Strategic Studies, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka
Title:Enhancing Maritime Security Cooperation between Japan and Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean: Challenges and Opportunities

*Previous program
- The First Program
 Research papers

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