(March 8, 2011)--The UTSA East Asia Institute and the Consulate General of Japan at Houston will present Takashi Terada, professor of international relations in the Institute for Asian Studies at Waseda University in Japan, speaking on "Reinvigorating Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation: Roles for the U.S. and Japan." Terada will speak at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10 in the Business Building Multipurpose Room (1.01.20) on the UTSA Main Campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Terada will discuss how Japan and the United States cooperation will further invigorate continuing regional growth in global gross domestic product in relation to their growing populations. Discussed at the 2010 Economic Leaders Meeting in Yokohama, Japan, the region's overall growth in global gross domestic product was approximately 50 percent, while the region's population growth was 40 percent.
An author or co-author of eight books and 17 journal articles, Terada has spoken at more than 80 conferences around the world. In 2005, he received the J.G. Crawford Award from the Australian National University.
His most recent contributions include "The Origins of ASEAN+6 and Japan's Initiatives: China's Rise and the Agent-Structure Analysis," "Singapore and ASEAN's Competitive Regionalism in Southeast Asia and beyond," "Competing Regionalism: Explaining the Diffusion and Implications of FTAs in the World Economy," "Japan and Evolution of Asian Regionalism: Responsible for Three Normative Transformations," "The Evolution of Asian Regionalism: Economic and Security Issues" and "Critical Perspectives in World Economy: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation."
Previously, Terada served as an assistant professor at National University of Singapore and associate professor at Waseda University. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a doctoral degree in Asia-Pacific regionalism research from the Australian National University.
For more information on the lecture, visit the UTSA East Asia Institute website or call 210-458-4943.
About the UTSA East Asia Institute
The UTSA East Asia Institute mission is to promote appreciation and understanding of East Asian societies and cultures both on campus and in the community through research, outreach, networking, education, student/faculty exchange, and business development and cooperation.
The institute organizes seminars, workshops, lectures, conferences, film festivals and visual arts exhibitions as well as bringing in performing art groups from China, Japan, Korea and other Asian nations. It also encourages faculty research collaborations at UTSA and with participating East Asian university researchers.
Additionally, the institute promotes business collaborations and cooperation among UTSA, San Antonio, Texas and other East Asian cities and countries. The UTSA East Asia Institute helps to build an important educational, cultural and business bridge between the Orient and San Antonio.
About the Consulate General of Japan at Houston
The Consulate organization educates the public on Japan. This is accomplished through events, scholarship programs and exchange programs. Additionally, the office studies political and economical affairs and how they impact U.S.-Japan relations. The consulate office also issues visas to Japan and certifies Japanese citizenship and marriage documents.
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