Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Japan Week in Washington

U.S. STRATEGY IN THE PACIFIC. 9/7, 2011, 2:00-3:00 pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: CSIS Southeast Asia Program. Speakers: Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Ernie Bower Senior Advisor and Director, Southeast Asia Program.

THE US-JAPAN ALLIANCE AFTER 3-11. 9/7, 3:00–5:30pm, reception, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Sasakawa Peace Foundation. Speakers: Seiji Maehara, Former Foreign Minister; Yoshihide Soeya, Keio University; Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Former Chief Cabinet Secretary; Matake Kamiya, National Defense University; Sheila Smith, Council on Foreign Relations; Michael J. Green, CSIS. 

NEW DIRECTIONS OF US-JAPAN HIGHER EDUCATION COOPERATION IN THE GLOBALIZING WORLD: IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE. 9/8, 4:00-5:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute. Speakers: Kazuo Kuroda, Professor, Waseda University; Dr. Saya Shiraishi, Professor, The University of Tokyo; Dr. N'dri Assie-Lumumba, Professor, Cornell University; Dr. James Williams, Associate Professor, George Washington University. 

RECONSTRUCTION AND BEYOND: THE GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND ITS IMPACT ON AN AGING JAPAN. 9/9, 10:00-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute. Speakers: Naoyuki Agawa, Vice Chair USJI, Vice President Keio University; Atsushi Seike, President, Member the Reconstruction Design Council in the Great East Japan Earthquake; Mark Ramseyer, Professor, Harvard University; Prof. John Creighton Campbell, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Michigan/Visiting Scholar, Institute of Gerontology Tokyo University.

RECONSTRUCTION AND BEYOND: THE GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS. 9/9, 2:30-4:15pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute and Sigur Center for Asian Studies, GWU. Speakers: Atsushi Seike, President, Keio University; Naoyuki Agawa, Keio University; Edward J. Lincoln, George Washington University.

JAPAN'S RECOVERY SIX MONTHS AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI AND NUCLEAR CRISIS. 9/9, 1:30-2:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: CNAPS, Brookings. Speakers: Richard Bush III, director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies; Ichiro Fujisaki, ambassador of Japan to the United States.

TECHNOLOGIES AGAINST DISASTER. 9/12, 10:00am-Noon Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute. Speakers: Shuji, Hashimoto, Vice Chair, USJI, Vice President, Waseda University; Martin Buehler, iRobot Corporation.

US, JAPAN, AND CHINA TRILATERAL TRADE IMBROGLIO: WHAT IS AFTER THE EAST JAPAN GREAT EARTHQUAKE? 9/12, 3:00-5:00pm Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute. Speakers: Keiji Nakatsuji, Operating advisor, USJI, Professor Ritsumeikan University; Susumu Yamagami, Vice President, Ritsumeikan University; Hironori Sasada, Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University; Dr. Mark S. Manger, Lecturer in International Political Economy, International Relations Department, London School of Economics. 

RESTORING LOCAL LIVES, CITIES AND REGIONS: LOOKING AT THE POST-DISASTER RESTORATION AND EXPLORING ALTERNATIVE PLANNING APPROACHES FOR THE FUTURE. 9/13, 1:00-3:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute. Speakers: Takashi Ariga, Professor, Waseda University; Peter Bosselmann, Professor UC Berkeley; Dr. Eran Ben-Joseph, Professor Head, Joint Program in City Design & Development MIT School of Architecture + Planning. 

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