Japan Hong Kong Democracy Summit 2024
DateJune 17, 2024
Time9:00 – 15:45
PlaceKunitachi Campus, Hitotsubashi University (The venue will be notified upon pre-registration)
Event Outline

GGR will co-host the Japan Hong Kong Democracy Summit 2024 with Lady Liberty Hong Kong. The program is as follows:

Title Public Diplomacy of the Embassy of Georgia
Speaker Ambassador Teimuraz Lezhava, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Japan
Date/Time  June 17, 2024 (Monday)
Venue Kunitachi Campus, Hitotsubashi University (The venue will be notified upon pre-registration)
Language English and Japanese
Note The Summit will hold from 17th to 19th June; however, the public audience will only be able to attend on 17th of June.

The public audiences will not allow to join the session which hold on the date 18th and 19th of June.

Registration site https://forms.gle/ZT2w4ueWnNss5Ro48
Registration deadline June 12, 2024



9:00        Opening Remarks

・Maiko Ichihara (Professor, Graduate school of Law, Hitotsubashi University)

・Alric Lee (Founder, Lady Liberty Hong Kong)

9:15        Japan’s Strategic Influence: Sustaining Global Awareness of Hong Kong’s Democratic Struggle

・Tomoko Ako (Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Tokyo University)

・Shiori Kanno (Attorney)

・Moderator: Maiko Ichihara

10:45      The Crucial Role of Civil Society in Pushing Back against Authoritarian Influence

・Wu, Hao-Jen (Professor, Editor-in-Chief, Fu Jen Law School; Convenor, Center for Basic Law Studies)

11:45      The Black tide of Freedom: Taiwan and Hong Kong Nationalism in Exile

・Wu Rwei-ren (Associate research Fellow and professor in the Institute of Taiwan History at Academia Sinica)

13:45      Did Hong Kong Win? Reflecting on Our Strategy and Reimagining Our Common Future

・Finn Lau (Hong Kong activist)

14:45      Breaking Barriers: Empowering Journalists and Ensuring Information Freedom in Oppressive Regimes

・Shataakshi Verma (RSF)

・Yuki Kitazumi (Docu Athan/Journalist)

・Toru Kubota (Docu Athan/Filmmaker)

・Patrick Poon (Founder of The HongKonger)

・Moderator: Cornelius Hanung


We look forward to your participation.