Asia and Japan are un-separable. Although the past is full of discord and conflict among the Asian nations, the problems we face now suggest that there is so much more to share to let the past interfere with the efforts for policy collaborations.
The 13 "Asian issues" offer the ground for such collaborations. A Kyoto University and a Keio University lecture in tandem raise the issue at each session, inviting the students to challenge their on thinkings on the matter. The participants, away from Kyoto-Keio nexus and from the sights in Asia, will voice their opinions through the "distant-learning" system.