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Japan-Singapore Symposium 2023

14 Mar Japan-Singapore Symposium 2023


Join the Japan-Singapore Symposium!

The 16th Japan-Singapore Symposium (16th JSS) will be held in Singapore on 14th March 2023. The JSS is an event co-organised with the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) and the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA). The symposium was co-chaired by Ambassador Sasae Kenichiro, President of JIIA, and Prof. Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore.

This year’s symposium was on how Japan and Singapore can deepen their cooperation and coordination in various fields including political and security issues and economic challenges. Distingushed participants from both Japan and Singapore will be present.

Our Keynote Speakers are:

  • Ms. SIM Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
  • Mr. Shunsuke TAKEI, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan


We will also have speakers from Japan and Singapore speaking on a panel titled “Japan and Singapore: Can they navigate the challenges of a dangerous world?“:

Moderator: Prof. Tommy KOH, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore


  • Mr. Manu BHASKARAN, Founding Director and CEO, Centennial Asia Advisors
  • Mr. Hiroyuki AKITA, Commentator, Nikkei Inc.
  • Assoc. Prof. Simon TAY, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
  • Prof. Yukiko FUKAGAWA, Professor, Waseda University