The Institute of Oriental Philosophy regularly conducts symposiums, many of which are done jointly along with other organizations. A few are listed below.
In 1995, the IOP sponsored, together with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, the India-Japan joint symposium: Mission of the United Nations and Role of Oriental Philosophy.
In 1996, an encouraging response was received on the holding of the Indo-Japanese symposium titled "Japan, India, and Asian Society," which was staged in India as a joint initiative of the Institute and the Nehru Museum.
In May 1997, the institute also opened its Russia Center in St. Petersburg, at the Russian Academy of Sciences. The opening was commemorated with the holding of a symposium with the theme "The 21st Century and Religion."
In May 1999, a joint Sino-Japanese symposium entitled "The Historical Significance of the Lotus Sutra and its Role in the 21st Century" was held at Soka University, Tokyo. This was organized by the IOP and the Institute of Research on World Religions of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. At this occasion, participants had the opportunity to hear Wu Yungui, former Director of the Chinese academy. Other distinguished guests included Yang Zengwen and He Jingsong.
In September 2001, the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) and the Institute of World Religions of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) hosted a China-Japan symposium at a CASS conference hall in Beijing, China. Peking University Professor Ji Xianlin, a foremost expert on Indian and Buddhist studies in China, was guest speaker. Other eminent Buddhist scholars in China, including Professors Tu Jiwen, Yang Zengwen, and Lou Yulie, held lively discussions on "Mahayana Buddhism and Modern Civilization."
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