Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Japan Thursday

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE POLICY FORMULATION PROCESS IN JAPAN AND US PARLIAMENTS:  ROLES OF THE CABINET, CONGRESSIONAL STAFF, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, LOBBYISTS, PARLIAMENTARIANS, AND THINK TANKS. 11/3, 10:30am-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: Dr. Mikiyasu Nakayama, Professor, Division of Environmental Studies, University of Tokyo; Dr. Ryo Fujikura, Dean of The Graduate School of Environmental Management, Professor of the Faculty of Humanity and Environment, Hosei University; Mr. Paul Joffe, Senior Foreign Policy Counsel, World Resources Institute.

THE OZAWA PROSECUTION AND JAPANESE DEMOCRACY: THE 2009 AMENDMENTS TO THE PROSECUTION REVIEW COMMISSION LAW AND TURMOIL IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF JAPAN. 11/3, 12:30-1:45pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Sigur Center, George Washington University. Speaker: Carl Goodman, Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School.

PARTNERSHIP FOR RECOVERY AND A STRONGER FUTURE: STANDING WITH JAPAN AFTER 3-11. 11/3, 2:30-4:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Thomas R. Nides, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources; Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Video Message from Jim McNerney, Chairman, President and CEO, The Boeing Company; Michael Green, Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, CSIS; Associate Professor, Georgetown University; Tim Adams, Managing Director, The Lindsey Group; former Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs; J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS; Stacey White, Senior Research Consultant, CSIS; Jane Nakano, Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS; Kiyoaki Aburaki, Visiting Fellow, CSIS; U.S. Representative, Keidanren; Stanley Roth, Vice President, International Government Relations, The Boeing Company.

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