How Treaties are Approved and Concluded in Japan: From Negotiation to Execution

March 24th 3:30-5:00 @ UBC Institute of Asian Research Room 120

Akira Uchida (Deputy Consul General)

There are various names that describe international agreements. What are they and how are they negotiated? Each country has its own practice and style in negotiating international agreements. How treaties are negotiated in Japan will be the focus in the first half followed by an explanation of how English texts are translated into Japanese texts for final Diet approval.

Akira Uchida (Deputy Consul General)

Deputy Consul General Uchida graduated from the Department of Political Science and Economics at Meiji University in 1981. After graduating from Meiji University, he joined a Japanese commercial bank working for almost three years. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1985 and studied at Lancaster University where he obtained his Diploma and Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies and International Relations. He served in overseas Embassies in UK and Malaysia, and the Japanese Permanent Mission in Geneva. In Tokyo, he was a legal officer in Treaty Bureau, and held other posts at the WTO Dispute Settlement Division, and the Second North American Division. His previous post was Senior Deputy Director for EPA/FTA Negotiations at Second Middle East Division negotiating bilateral investment agreements and tax treaties as well as FTA with GCC.

Find the poster of the event here.