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Rei Shiratori's Activity in 2000



Prof. Shiratori's Activity
in Democratization Assistance

     Professor Rei Shiratori, as political scientist and as President of the Institute for Political Studies in Japan (IPSJ), has assisted democratization processes in newly democratized countries in Asia and in Central Europe  in cooperation with IFES in Washington DC and with International IDEA in Stockholm.
     For example, he served as a member of the International Advisory Council in IFES and assisted the establishment of the Asian Association of Election Authorities (AAEA) since 1998. He was engaged, in this connection, in the international observation of General Election of Indonesia in June 1999 and Kosovo municipal election in October 2000.



International Advisory Council of IFES

     Professor Shiratori visited Nepal from March 26 to  April 2, 2000, and met Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala. He also made lectured in Kathomandu Campus and Pokhara Campus of National Tribhuvan University. Professor Shiratori assisted democratization processes of Nepal in 1990.



Professor Shiratori's meeting 
with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koilala in April 2000

     This year he attended and lectured in the International IDEA-SADAC Conference on "Towards Sustainable Democratic Institutions in Southern Africa" organized by International IDEA in Gaborone in Botswana from May 8 to May 10. He also participated in the publication of "Handbook on Party Funding" by International IDEA.
   He is also scheduled to participate in the international election observation of Kosovo Municipal Election on October 28 2000.



Shiratori's Schedule in 2000

March 1

Lecture at the Institute for Social Studies, University of Bergen, Norway
Title: "Japanese Welfare System and Its Current Challenges"

March 3

Visit International IDEA in Stockholm, Sweden, and discuss with Mr. Bengt Säve-Sönderberg, Secretary General, for further collaboration

March 6

Lecture at National Institute of Social Studies in Copenhagen Denmark
Title: "Japanese Welfare System and Its Current Challenges"

March 9 - March 15

Lecture tour organized by London Office, Japan Foundation

March 10

Lecture at Nissan Institute for Japanese Studies, St. Anthony's College, Oxford
Title: "After the One-Party Dominance: Japanese Party Politics since 1993"

March 13

Lecture at Center for Japanese Studies, University of Sheffield, UK
Title: "After the One-Party Dominance: Japanese Party Politics since 1993"

March 14

Lecture at Center for Japanese Studies, University of Stirling, in Scotland, UK
Title: "After the One-Party Dominance: Japanese Party Politics since 1993"



Durbar Square in Patan

March 26 - April 4

Visit Nepal under invitation by Professor Kedhar Bhukta Mathema, Ambassador of Nepal to Japan

March 30

Lecture at Pokhara (Prithivi Narayan) Campus of National Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Title: "Some Thoughts on Economic Development in Asia: Japanese Model of Economic Development, Human Rights and Economic Growth"

March 31

Lecture at Kathomandu (Central) Campus of Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Title: "After the One-Party Dominance: Japanese Party Politics since 1993"

April 2

Meeting with Honorable Girija Prasad Koirala, Prime Minister of Neapal

April 3

Meeting with Mr. Gothom Arya, Election Commissioner of Thailand in Bangkok

April 12

Lecture at Yuko Club in Osaka
Title: "Japanese Politics in the 21st Century" (in Japanese)



IDEA-SADAC Conference in Botswana in May 2000

May 8 - May 10

Lecture in the International IDEA-SADAC Conference in Gaborone, Botswana, on 'Towards Sustainable Democratic Institutions in Southern Africa' organized by the International IDEA
Title: "Funding of Political Parties in Asia" 

May 24

Lecture at Foreign Press Center in Tokyo toward a group of journalists invited from South-Western Countries in Asia
Title: "Japanese Politics and Economy since the End of World War II" 

July 3

Introductory Speech on the Third International Seminar on 'Democracy and Human Rights in Multi-Ethnic Societies' organized by the Institute for Strengthening Democracy in Bosnia, in Konjic, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Title: "Democratic Government and the Divided Country"

July 6

Attend, as President of Japan Association of Simulation and Gaming (JASAG), at the Steering Committee of International  Simulation and Gaming Association (ISAGA) held in Tartu, Estonia

August 1 - August 5

Attend at World Congress of International Political Science Association held in Quebec, Canada, and make presentation at in Research Committee on Political Finance and Political Corruption (RC-20.3)
Title: "Methodology, Concepts, Training and Communication of Political Finance Research"



Panel on 'Political Finance' in IPSA

September 12 - September 13
Attend at the International Advisory Council of IFES in Washington DC, USA
October 21

Presentation at Japan Association of Simulation and Gaming (JASAG)
"Theory of Coalition in Politics and Its Application to Gaming"

October 23 - November 1

International Observation of Kosovo Municipal Election on October 28, as a member of the European Council Team



Professor Shiratori checks ballot box in Cebra village, Kosovo



New Books by Rei Shiratori in 2000
(in Japanese)

Rei Shiratori ed.
"Reconsideration of Welfare State
 -Scandinavian Model and Asia-
"
Shin Hyoron Sha Publishing Co.
March 2000, Yen 3,500.-


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