RIETI-ANU Symposium

Australia, Japan, ASEAN and Economic Security in Asia


The rise of global economic and geopolitical uncertainty complicates the management of economic interdependence and political relations in East Asia. The existing frameworks for deepening economic ties, building trust and confidence, cooperation, and insulating economics from geopolitics are under strain.
What strategies can Australia and Japan deploy to strengthen ASEAN centrality, keep markets open and manage economic interdependence and political ties? How does ASEAN view and approach their own economic and security engagement with large and powerful neighbours?
The RIETI–ANU symposium will bring leading thinkers and policy practitioners together to think through the strategic economic questions at the heart of political and security dealings and the frameworks necessary to their management.


  • Time and Date: 4:00pm-5:30pm (JST), Tuesday, October 4, 2022
  • Venue: International House of Japan
  • Language: English
  • Admission: Free
  • Seating Capacity: 150 (We will close it as soon as it becomes capacity)
  • Hosts: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) / Australian National University (ANU)
  • Contact: The Australia-Japan Research Centre


Keynote Speech

Peter DRYSDALE (Emeritus Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University)

Panel Disscussion


Yose Rizal DAMURI (Executive Director, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS))

MUNAKATA Naoko (Professor, The University of Tokyo)

Shiro ARMSTRONG (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University / Director, Australia-Japan Research Centre / Director, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research)


WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

*Agenda is subject to change