Ambassador’s Virtual Lectures to University of Ottawa and Carleton University students

On October 19, 2021, Ambassador KAWAMURA Yasuhisa gave a virtual lecture to students at University of Ottawa’s ‘Politics of Security’ class. On October 21, Ambassador Kawamura gave a virtual lecture to students from the Carleton International Relations Society (CIRS) of Carleton University.

Ambassador Kawamura’s lectures discussed Japan-Canada relations and Japan-initiated a Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) vision. He began his lecture by explaining Japan’s recent progress in the fight against COVID-19. The Ambassador presented the six areas of Japan-Canada cooperation towards the realization of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific, which was agreed between Japan and Canada in May, 2021, namely: (1) the rule of law, (2) peacekeeping operations, (3) peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, (4) health security and responding to COVID-19, (5) energy security, free trade promotion; and (6) environment and climate change.

He concluded his lectures by saying that as the world has been drastically and rapidly changing, Japan, Canada and other international partners need to work together more than ever.

Following the lectures, Ambassador Kawamura took questions from the students. The questions touched on a variety of topics including recent news events about Japan and the world and diplomacy.

Ambassador Kawamura delivering his lecture to uOttawa students Ambassador Kawamura delivering his lecture to CIRS members