Tuesday, February 1, 2011

US-Japan Research Institute Washington Week

photo courtesy Andrew Moyer
The US-Japan Research Institute, a consortium of five major Japanese universities, holds its annual Japan Week in Washington starting on Friday, February 4th. The programs will be held February 4-11 at a variety of locations from Capitol Hill to the Capitol Hilton. Check the event's website for locations and registration. 

STRENGTHENING POST-CONFLICT SECURITY AND DIPLOMACY: LESSONS FOR US AND JAPAN ODA POLICY AND PRACTICE. 2/4, Noon-2:00pm, Lunch, Washington, DC. Sponsor: US-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: Yoshiaki Abe, Operating Adviser, USJI, University Professor, Waseda University; Dr. Carl Bruch, Senior Attorney and Co-Director of International Programs, Environmental Law Institute; Dr. Lisa Goldman, Senior Attorney, Counsel, and Co-Director, Africa Program, Environmental Law Institute; Mikiyasu Nakayama, Professor, The University of Tokyo.

EAST ASIAN SECURITY ENVIRONMENT AND THE FUTURE OF JAPAN-US ALLIANCE. 2/7, 9:30-11:40am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: US-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: Shotaro Yachi, Professor, Organization for Japan-US Studies, Waseda University, Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs; Takeo Akiba, Minister for Political Affairs, the Embassy of Japan; Dr. Patrick Cronin, Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security; Tomohiko Taniguchi, Senior, Guest Fellow (Defense and Security), Sojitz Research Institute, Former Spokesperson at the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

LEADERSHIP AND PARTNERSHIP OF US AND JAPAN IN MANAGING LEGAL AND POLITICAL RISK IN ASIA PACIFIC REGION. 2/9, 3:00- 8:00pm, Dinner, Washington, DC. Sponsor: US-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: Katsuhiko Shirai, Chair, USJI, Executive Advisor for Academic Affairs, The Former President, Waseda University; Joel P. Trachtman, Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Director, The Hitachi Center; Prof. Thomas F. Holt, Jr., Partner, K&L Gates, Adjunct Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; Naoyuki Agawa, Vice Chair, USJI, Vice President, International Collaboration, Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University; Michael J. O'Neil, Partner, K&L Gates, North America Director, Trilateral Committee, Former General Counsel, CIA; Akihiko Tanaka, Vice Chair, USJI, Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo; Partha S. Ghosh, Visiting Professor of Strategic & Innovation Management, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Professor of Practice, Tufts Gordon Institute, Former Partner, McKinsey & Company; Slade Gorton, Of Counsel, K&L Gates, Former U.S. Senator; Junichi Mori, Vice Chair, USJI, Vice President, Kyoto University; Mr. Carl Green, Senior Advisor, Former Senior Representative, Hitachi Corporate Office in Washington DC; H.E. Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan to the United States; Stephen S. Bosworth, Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea (Video Message); Thomas F. Holt, Jr., Partner, K&L Gates, Adjunct Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; Takashi Ohde, Corporate Officer and General Manager, Hitachi Corporate Offices, D.C. & L.A.; Katsuichi Uchida, President, USJI, Vice President, Waseda University.

HOW TO INNOVATE THE HIGHER EDUCATION ROLE IN THE NEW GLOBAL KNOW-LEDGED BASED SOCIETY? 2/10, 10:00- 11:40am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: US-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: H.E. Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan to the United States; Katsuhiko Shirai, Chair, USJI, Executive Advisor for Academic Affairs, The Former President, Waseda University; Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service, George Washington University; Xu Zhihong, The Former President, Peking University.

A JAPAN THAT CAN SAY YES: MAINTAINING JAPAN'S PRESENCE IN THE UNITED STATES AND ELSEWHERE. 2/10, 2:00-4:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: US-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: Kevin M Doak, Professor & Nippon Foundation Endowed Chair in Japanese, Studies Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Georgetown University; Dr. Daniel M. Kilman, Visiting Fellow, the Center for a New American Security; Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council; Takeo Mori, The Embassy of Japan.

THE CURRENT GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS AND ITS EFFECTS ON US, JAPAN, AND ASIA PACIFIC REGION. 2/11, 10:00am-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: US-Japan Research Institute. Speakers: Nobuhiko Hibara, Operating Adviser, USJI, Associate Professor of Finance, School of Business, Administration, Ritsumeikan University; Mireya Solis, Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University; David Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of Japanese Economy, Columbia University, Associate Director for Research Center on Japanese, Economy and Business; Kiyoaki Aburaki, US Representative, Keidanren and the 21st Century Public Policy Inst. Visiting Fellows, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Sachio Nakato, Professor, College of International Relations, Department of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University.

CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES IN THE US AND JAPAN. 2/11, 2:00- 4:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: US-Japan Research Institute. Speakers: Zbigniew Bochniarz, Visiting Professor, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington; Yacov Tsur, Professor & Head, Department of Agricultural Economics & Management, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Jane Nakano, Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Tatsuya Shinkawa, Chief Representative, Representative Office in Washington, DC, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization; Harry de Gorter, Professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University. 

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