Sunday, February 10, 2013

Monday in Washington - February 11

National Foundation Day [Empire Day] in Japan.

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society holds a 9:00am news conference in at the National Press Club in Washington to announce legal action being taken against Japan's Institute for Cetacean Research a "government subsidized front" for commercial whaling. On February 7, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, released a report, The Economics of Japanese Whaling, asserting that the whaling industry is heavily government subsidized and challenging assertions by the Japanese government that whaling is a tradition with wide support among Japanese consumers.

THE HISTORICAL ORIGINS OF DEMOCRACY AND AUTOCRACY IN INDIA AND CHINA. 2/11, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: Center for Global Development (CGD). Speakers: Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development; Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow and Director of the Understanding India Initiative, Center for Global Development.

MARITIME SECURITY IN EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC. 2/11, Noon-2:30pm. Sponsor: Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University, Japanese Student Union of DC, and the Organization of Asian Studies. Speakers: Professor Takeshi Sakadearun, Associate Professor of Economics, The Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University; Professor Mike Mochizuki, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, APP Board member; Professor Robert Sutter, Professor of Practice of International Affairs, The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University; Takamasa Ito, Shoki Oyabu, Shoko Kawata, Kyoto University Student Presenters. 

ABE’S FOREIGN POLICY: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE U.S. 2/11, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Sasakwa Peace Foundation USA (SPF). Speaker: Rust Deming, Adjunct Professor of Japan Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. 

SECURITY IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION. 2/11, 5:00-6:30pm. Sponsor: Johns Hopkins SAIS. Speaker: PK Singh, director of the United Service Institution of India.

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