2018 NEAEF Conference Held in Sendai

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The 27th Annual Conference of the Northeast Asia Economic Forum (NEAEF) was held in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan from August 8-11, 2018. Hosted by Tohoku University and its Graduate School of Economics and Management, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), and Center for Northeast Asian Studies, leaders and experts from China, Japan, Mongolia, Russia, The Republic of Korea, The United States, Uzbekistan, and the European Union gathered to advance the NEAEF mission of facilitating research, networking, and dialogue relevant to the economic and social development of Northeast Asia. The 2018 Forum addressed themes covering Japan’s role as a facilitator of regional cooperation, supporting the integration and development of Northeast Asia, cross-border infrastructure and special economic zones (SEZs), tourism cooperation, financial cooperation, energy, and the environment. This breadth of topics highlights the vast potential for cooperation in Northeast Asia and made for an engaging, multidisciplinary conference.