Professor Daisaku Higashi made a special lecture for Parliament Members of Japan on “Afghanistan Humanitarian Crisis”

Dr. Daisaku Higashi, professor at the Center for Global Education and Discovery at Sophia University, made a special lecture for “Japan Parliamentarians Federation for Population (JPFP)”, a non-partisan working group by Japanese Parliament Members on global issues, led by Ms. Yoko Kamikawa, President of JPFP, Deputy-Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party (a ruling party), and former Minister of Legal Affairs on 8 December 2021.

Dr. Daisaku Higashi was requested to deliver a lecture on “Afghanistan Humanitarian Crises and the Roles of Japan,” as a leading specialist on this issue, and presented five policy recommendations for Japan to take.

After his lecture, the members of Japan Parliamentarians Federation for Population (JPFP), led by Ms. Kamikawa and Mr. Hitoshi Kikawada, Vice Minister in Cabinet Office, decided to forward the five policy recommendations by Dr. Higashi to the top leadership of Japan. The members submitted the special proposal with the five policy recommendations by Dr. Higashi to Mr. Seiji Kihara, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan, as well as to Mr. Yoshimasa Hayashi, Minister of Foreign Affairs on 23 December 2021.

The exact policy recommendations by Dr. Higashi and its background are explained by his policy paper, “Humanitarian Crisis after the Collapse of the Afghan Government and Japan’s Role,” that was published in April 2022 from the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), as shown in the link below. The policy recommendations are currently seriously discussed in the government of Japan.

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