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22nd SAPA Symposium
Mr. Kishichiro Amae, former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine
"The Ukrainian War and Japan"

On June 25, 2024, the 22nd SAPA Symposium was held at the Joshu Kaikan Hall, where Mr. Kichiro Amae ( former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine) gave a lecture on "The Ukrainian War and Japan."

As the war continues, through his presentation he concluded that Russia has the upper hand over the past two years, and that it will be difficult to recover the occupied territories of Ukraine. He also took up the Heartland Theory of British author HJ Mackinder, and pointed out that there is a prophecy that Russia, which controls the Heartland, will control the world. In order to counter this, cooperation between maritime nations is necessary, and the Ukrainian war also has an impact on security in East Asia. Finally, he believes that in diplomacy it is important to show consideration for others with a benevolent heart and build relationships of trust.

The resumes used on the day were posted on the member page (initial login setup required).

Lecturer Profile: Kishichiro Amae
Born in Sendai in 1943

Graduated from Hitotsubashi University in 1967 and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1967: Studied Russian at the British Army Language School

Studied abroad at the University of London in 1968

1969 Studied at Moscow University

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served as Director of the Soviet Union Division, United Nations Policy Division, and Director of the Middle East and Africa Bureau.

He has served in the diplomatic missions of Iran, the United Kingdom, South Korea, the Soviet Union/Russia (Minister General), the United States (Consul General), Syria (Ambassador), and Ukraine/Moldova (Ambassador).
(Amae Kishichiro)

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