Delegation of the European Union to Japan

Panel Discussion: "Digital Tools of Influence and Social Media: Assessing Impact from a Daily Use to Diplomacy"

31/05/2018 - 09:27
Conference/seminar

The EU Delegation, in collaboration with the Japan International Relations Organization (JIRO), is organising a panel discussion on the impact of digital tools and social media. Students who present a valid university ID card will get a small gift.

This internet revolution has affected all aspects of life, including foreign policy. Different digital tools and social media are encouraging people to form and cherish bonds at different levels. Digital diplomacy, conceptualized as a form of public diplomacy and tool of foreign policy, nowadays involves the ever greater use of social media platforms. It aims at developing goodwill towards foreign states, peoples and international organisations with a view to expanding their reach and exploring innovative ways to integrate universal beliefs and values in the public opinion.

The Delegation of the European Union, in collaboration with JIRO, is organising a panel discussion on the impact of digital tools and social media at both individual and state levels, ordinary communication and viable diplomatic tools for dialogue in helping address challenges ranging from international matters.

Date & Time: Thursday 21 June, 17:30 - 20:00 Door Open 17:00
Place: Delegation of the European Union to Japan, Auditorium
Organized by Delegation of the European Union to Japan
Co-organized by Japan International Relations Organization (JIRO)
Language: Japanese (English simultaneous interpretation)
Admission: Free
Registration: Registration for this event has now closed as we have reached maximum capacity. Thank you for your interest and understanding.

Moderator:
Julio Arias (Head of Press, Public and Cultural Affairs Section, Delegation of the European Union to Japan)

Panellists:
Toshinao Sasaki (Journalist), Sakai Tanaka (International Affairs Expert), Shuichi Kawashima (Associate Professor at the School of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University), Tokiko Horiuchi (Embassy of Finland), Yukiko Kono (Embassy of France)

Programme:

17:00   Doors open
17:30   Panel discussion
19:00   Dinner buffet

21/06/2018

Delegation of the European Union to Japan, Auditorium
Europa House, 4-6-28 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku

106-0047 Tokyo
Japan