●The course examines the perspectives of East Asia free trade area. It also looks into the relationship between the trade multilateralism embodied in the WTO and the possible making of the East Asia FTA (Free Trade Agreement). Firstly, students will analyze FTA policies of the each of three North East Asian countries, i.e. Japan, China, and Korea, vis-a-vis the ASEAN countries. Secondly, students will look at the possibility of making a FTA among three North East Asian countries with a view to creating the East Asian Economic Community together with the ASEAN. The issues of WTO consisitency will be examined simultaneously as the discussions proceed. ●This course is conducted in close cooperation with Fudan University in Shanghai and Yongsei University in Seoul. Students are,therefore, expected to fully participate in the discussions and presentations in the common language, i.e. in English.