THE OKINAWA QUESTION: REGIONAL SECURITY, THE US-JAPAN ALLIANCE, AND FUTENMA. 9/19, 9:30am-4:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsors: Sigur Center, GWU and Nansei Shoto Industrial Advancement. Speakers: Robert Sutter (George Washington University); Michael Swaine (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace); Akio Takahara (Tokyo University); Llewelyn Hughes (George Washington University); Keynote by Governor Hirokazu Nakaima of Okinawa; Mike Mochizuki (George Washington University); Akikazu Hashimoto (J. F. Oberlin University); Kazuhisa Ogawa (International Politics and Military Analyst); Michael O’Hanlon (Brookings Institution); Kurayoshi Takara (University of the Ryukyus).
RECENT STRUCTURAL CHANGES OF THE CHINESE ECONOMY AND THE JAPAN-CHINA RELATIONS: FORESEEING THE RECOVERY OF THE JAPANESE ECONOMY AFTER 3.11. 9/20, 10:00am-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: US-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: Dr. Junhua Wu, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Chairwoman & Chief Economist, The Japan Research Institute (Shanghai), Council Member & Chief Sr. Economist, The Japan Research Institute Ltd.; Mr. Kiyoyuki Seguchi, Research Director, The Canon Institute for Global Studies; Dr. Yoshiaki Abe, USJI Operating Adviser, University Professor, Waseda University.
JAPAN'S FOREIGN POLICY UNDER THE DPJ: WHAT HAS CHANGED AND WHAT HAS NOT. 9/21, 10:30am-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsors: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI), Waseda University Organization for Japan-US Studies (WOJUSS). Speakers: Dr. Takashi Terada, visiting Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Adjunct Researcher, Waseda University Organization for Japan-US Studies, Adjunct Researcher, Organization for Asian Studies, Waseda University; Dr. Christopher W. Hughes, Professor of International Politics and Japanese Studies, Department of Politics and International Studies University of Warwick; Dr. Yoshiaki Abe, USJI Operating Adviser/University Professor, Waseda University.
ASIA’S RISING ENERGY AND RESOURCE NATIONALISM. 9/22, 9:00am-12:30pm, Washington, DC. Hosts: National Bureau of Asian Research and Henry M. Jackson Foundation. Speakers: Senator Lisa Murkowski (I-AL); Edward Chow, CSIS; Bernard Cole, National Defense University; Craig Gannett, The Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Davis Wright Tremaine; Yufan Hao, University of Macau; John Hempelmann, The Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Cairncross & Hempelmann; Mikkal Herberg, NBR.
ASSISTING AFGHANISTAN (AND THE UNITED STATES): JAPAN’S PEACEBUILDING AND NEW DONOR COOPERATION IN AFGHANISTAN. 9/22, 4:00-5:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Reischauer Center, SAIS. Speaker: Kuniko Ashizawa, visiting fellow at the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at SAIS.
JAPAN’S “PEACE” CONSTITUTION AT 65: TIME FOR A CHANGE? 9/22, 3:00-5:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Asia Program, Wilson Center (WWC). Speakers: Thomas U. Berger, Associate Professor of International Relations, Boston University; Christopher Hughes, Professor of International Politics and Japanese Studies, University of Warwick, U.K.; Craig Martin, Associate Professor of Law, Washburn University; Sabine Frühstück, Chair and Professor of Modern Japanese Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.