Thursday, March 8, 2012

Let's talk disaster 3.11

CHERRY BLOSSOMS AND EARTHQUAKES: THE STATE OF U.S.-JAPAN RELATIONS. 3/8, 11:00-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Heritage Foundation Asian Studies. Speaker: Amb. Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan to the United States.

JAPAN-U.S. SECURITY RELATIONSHIP AFTER MARCH 11. 3/8, 9:00-10:30am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: US-Japan Research Institute (USJI) and Waseda University Organization for Japan-US Studies (WOJUSS). Speakers: Katsuichi Uchida, President, USJI / Vice President, Professor, Waseda University; Moderator: Shotaro Yachi, Visiting Professor, Waseda University; James P. Zumwalt, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Japan and Korea Affairs, U.S. Department of State; J.D. Crouch II, President, QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group; Tomohiko Taniguchi, Special Guest Professor, Keio University.

JAPAN'S MARCH 11 DISASTER: ONE YEAR LATER. 3/9, 10:00am-Noon. Washington, DC. Sponsor: Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies. Speakers: Marc Knapper, Director, Office of Japanese Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Rust Deming, SAIS Japan Studies Faculty.

REMEMBERING 3/11 THROUGH THE EYES OF STUDENTS FROM JAPAN. 3/9, 9:15-1:00pm, lunch, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Sigur Center, Japanese American Student Union, and Organization of Asian Studies, GWU. Speakers; Michael Green, Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Edward Lincoln, Professor, GWU; Mike Mochizuki, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Elliott School; Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, GWU.

RISK MANAGEMENT -FROM NATURAL DISASTER TO ECONOMY. 3/9, 9:00-8:00pm, Lunch, Reception, Washington, DC. Sponsor: US-Japan Research Institute (USJI) and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Speakers: H.E. Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador, Japan to the United States; Hirotaka Sugawara, Director, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Washington Office; Akito Arima, Chancellor, Musashi Gakuen / Former Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) / Former President, University of Tokyo; Frank N. von Hippel, Professor, Princeton University; Yoshimitsu Okada, President, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention; Ross S. Stein, U.S. Geological Survey (USGC); Hiroyuki Fujiwara, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED); Richard A. Meserve, President, the Carnegie Institution; Richard Garwin, Fellow Emeritus, IBM; Otsura Niwa, Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University; Takatoshi Ito, Professor, The University of Tokyo; Junichi Mori, Vice Chair, USJI / Vice President, Professor, Kyoto University; Etsuro Shioji , Professor, Hitotsubashi University; Martin Neil Baily, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Akihiko Tanaka, Chair, USJI / Vice President, Professor, University of Tokyo.

DISASTER RESPONSE, RECOVERY, AND THE FUTURE OF JAPAN-UNITED STATES RELATIONS ONE YEAR AFTER THE GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE. 3/9, 1:30-2:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Brookings Institution, CNAPS. Speakers: Introduction, Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution; Moderator, Richard C. Bush, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution; Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America, Embassy of Japan; Major General Mark A. Brilakis, Assistant Deputy Commandant (Programs), Programs & Resources Department, United States Marine Corps.

JAPAN’S ECONOMIC PROSPECTS ONE YEAR AFTER 3/11. 3/12, 9:30-11:30am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: CSIS Simon Chair and Japan Chair. Speakers: Welcome by Dr. Michael J. Green, Senior Advisor and Japan Chair, CSIS; Introductory Remarks, Matthew Goodman (Moderator), William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS; Dr. Arthur J. Alexander, Adjunct Professor, Asian Studies Program, Georgetown University ; Sumio Ohtsuji, Senior Vice President and Chief Coordinating Officer, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.; Kiyoaki Aburaki, U.S. Representative, Keidanren, Visiting Fellow, Japan Chair, CSIS; David Pumphrey, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS.

ONE YEAR LATER: JAPAN AFTER CATASTROPHE. 3/12, 1:30-2:45pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: AEI. Speakers: Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, Embassy of Japan; Rust Deming, School of Advanced International Studies; Marc Knapper, U.S. Department of State; Sheila Smith, Council on Foreign Relations; Moderator: Michael Auslin, AEI.

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