Sunday, February 24, 2013

Japan Week in Washington

ABE’S FOREIGN POLICY: PRAGMATIC REALISM OR EMOTIONAL NATIONALISM? 2/25, 12:30-1:45pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Sigur Center, George Washington University. Speaker: Kazuhiko Togo, Professor and Director of the Institute for World Affairs, Kyoto Sangyo University.

UNDERSTANDING OUR CHALLENGES IN ENERGY, FOOD AND CLIMATE CHANGE: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE U.S. AND JAPAN. 2/25, 10:00-11:45am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: Masahiko Gemma, Operating Adviser, U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI), Professor, Waseda University; Simla Tokgoz, Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Yacov Tsur, Ruth Ochberg Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Harry de Gorter, Professor, Cornell University.

DISASTER RESILIENCE 2030: U.S. AND JAPAN. 2/25, 3:00-4:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: Haruo Hayashi, Professor, Kyoto University; Carole Cameron, Director, International Affairs Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Norio Maki, Associate Professor, Kyoto University; Shingo Suzuki, Assistant Professor, Kyoto University; .

3.11: DISASTER AND CHANGE IN JAPAN. 2/26, 12:30-1:45pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Sigur Center, GWU. Speaker: Richard Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science, MIT, author, 3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan.

THE KOREAN PENINSULA IN THE 21ST CENTURY. 2/26, 3:00-4:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI); Organization for Asian Studies, Waseda University (OAS). Speakers: Maji Rhee, Professor, Waseda University; L. Gordon Flake, Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation; Jason Fiske, Program Director, Thomas Jefferson School of Law; Sadaharu Kataoka, Professor, Waseda University.

THE U.S. PIVOT TO ASIA AND JAPAN, CHINA, AND KOREA – HOW CAN NEW LEADERS IN NORTHEAST ASIA MAINTAIN THE REGIONAL PEACE? (PART 1: AMERICA’S TPP, CJK’S TRILATERAL FTA, AND DOMESTIC ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS). 2/28, 10:00-11:40am, Washington, DC. Sponsors: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI); Waseda University Organization for Japan-US Studies (WOJUSS). Speakers: Takashi Terada, Professor, Doshisha University; Leonard Schoppa, Professor, Associate Dean for the College, University of Virginia; Junya Nishino, Associate Professor, Keio University.

INTRODUCTION TO THE PROJECT: THE ROLE OF THE U.S.-JAPAN ALLIANCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE EAST ASIAN COMMUNITY. 2/28, 2:00-3:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsors: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI) and Carnegie. Speakers: James L. Schoff, Senior Associate Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Mike M. Mochizuki, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University; James J. Przystup, Senior Research Fellow East Asia Group, National Defense University; Toru Oga, Associate Professor, Kyushu University.

TERRITORIAL TENSIONS IN NORTH EAST ASIA – LESSONS FROM GERMAN RECONCILIATION. 2/28, 2:00-4:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Speakers; Dr. Somei Kobayashi, Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, DC; Dr. J.J. Suh, Associate Professor and Academic Adviser at the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; and Dr. Daqing Yang, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. Comments will be provided by Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman, Harry & Helen Gray Senior Fellow and Director of the Society, Culture & Politics Program at AICGS.

ECONOMIC CONDITION IN JAPAN: BUSINESS SENTIMENT AND REAL FINANCIAL POSITIONS. 2/28, Noon-1:30pm, Lunch, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (SPFUSA). Speakers: Dr. Cindy Yoshiko Shirata, Professor of International Business, Graduate School of Business Sciences, Tsukuba University, Tokyo, Japan; Takahiro Nanri, Director, SPFUSA.

THE U.S. PIVOT TO ASIA AND JAPAN, CHINA, AND KOREA- HOW CAN NEW LEADERS IN NORTHEAST ASIA MAINTAIN THE REGIONAL PEACE? (PART 2: MARITIME SECURITU IN EAST ASIA AND CJK PROBLEMS). 3/1, 10:00-11:40am, Washington, DC. Sponsors: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI); Waseda University Organization for Japan-US Studies (WOJUSS). Speakers: Takashi Terada, Professor, Doshisha University; Chikako Ueki, Operating Adviser, U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI) / Professor, Waseda University; Mark Manyin, Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service (CRS); Scott A. Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations.

EVALUATING JAPANESE GROWTH AND REBIRTH STRATEGY; IS ABE INHERITING DPJ’S POLICY? 3/1, 2:00-3:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: Keiji Nakatsuji, Operating Adviser, U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI) / Professor, Ritsumeikan University; Susan J. Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Harvard University; Tadashi Yokoyama, Counselor (Economic Affairs), Embassy of Japan in the United States.

JAPAN-KOREA RELATIONS. 3/5, 2:30-4:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: American University Center for Asian Studies. Speaker: Sachio Nakato, Ritsumeikan University/American University.

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