Korean Association of Southeast Asian Studies (August 25ｰ26, 2017: Seoul, South Korea)
From 25ｰ26 August, 2017, a group of Japanese researchers of CSEAS took part in a symposium organized by the Korean Association of Southeast Asian Studies in Seoul, where we organized a panel on “Political Developments in Southeast Asia: Democracy Versus Authoritarianism”. This panel addressed critical issues facing Southeast Asia to determine why authoritarianism has prevailed in some countries and why democracy has blossomed in others. The panel brought together experts in Southeast Asia from Japan and within the Southeast Asian region to discuss those issues. The participation of Dr. Iga Tsukasa, one of the speaker of the panel, was financially supported by IPCR (Type VII) to assist in publicizing his research achievements.