On 10 April 2023, the Indo-Pacific Network (INPANET) organized its fourth special lecture. The event was attended by students of the Japanese Studies Department of Dhaka University. Esteemed Professor Dr. Narut Charoensri from Chiang Mai University, Thailand, delivered an enlightening lecture titled “China-Japan Rivalry and the Impacts on Thailand Foreign Policy in the Mekong Subregion”. In his lecture, Dr. Narut provided valuable insights into the Sino-Japanese competition in the Mekong Subregion. The lecture was followed by a lively discussion, in which students actively participated and highlighted many different perspectives. The lecture session was chaired by Md. Saifullah Akon, Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies, University of Dhaka.