Monday, September 2, 2013

US-Japan Research Institute Week

US-Japan Research Institute (USJI) holds an annual week of programs on Japan featuring speakers from the Institutes associated universities in Japan. The Institute's mission is to produce practical research results based on a sound academic base, and to strategically establish a leading-edge research base in Washington, DC from which to announce its results and contribute to the policy discussion. USJI is an APP member and APP interns will be assisting USJI interns at the events.

Events for September 5 - 9, 2-13:

PROMOTING COMMON PROSPERITY IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION. 9/5, 10:00am-12:00pm. Sponsor: USJI. Speakers: Jun Osawa, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for International Policy Studies; Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the US; James Zumwalt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US State Department. Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow and Director of Research, Brookings.

MANAGING MULTIPLE FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION.
9/5, 1:00-3:00pm. Sponsor: USJI. Speakers: Masahiko Gemma, Operating Adviser, USJI; Mireya Solis, Senior Fellow, Brookings, Moderator: Takashi Terada, Operating Adviser, U.S.-Japan Research Institute / Professor, Doshisha University.

TOMODACHI GENERATION PROGRAM LAUNCH AND NETWORKING RECEPTION. 9/5, 5:30pm-7:00pm. Sponsor: USJI. Speakers: Katsuichi Uchida, President USJI; Irene Inouye, President, US-Japan Council; Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the US; Michael Smith, President, Washington Center.

THE US, JAPAN AND THE TPP: STRENGTHENING ASIA'S REGIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION.
9/6, 9:00-10:00am. Sponsor: National Bureau of Asian Research; US-Japan Research Institute; US-Asia Institute. Speakers: Robert Manogue, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of State; Takashi Terada, Professor of International Relations, Doshisha University; Katsuichi Uchida, President, US-Japan Research Institute.

TYPOLOGY OF INBOUND FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN JAPAN.
9/6, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: USJI. Speakers: James Fatheree, President and COO, US-Japan Business Council; James Hoadley, Associate Director, Center for International Business Education and Research, Georgia Institute of Technology.

CONTRIBUTION OF US-JAPAN EXCHANGE IN DEVELOPMENT OF DENTAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL MEDICINE. 9/6, 1:00-3:00pm. Sponsor: USJI. Speakers: Naoto Haruyama, Assistant Professor, Kyushu University; Yoshihide Mori, Professor, Kyushu University; Kazuaki Nonaka, Professor, Kyushu University; Yoshihiko Yamada, Senior Investigator, National Institutes of Health; Haruyoshi Yamaza, Assistant Professor, Kyushu University.

CUTTING-EDGE SOCIAL SCIENCE  RESEARCH OF INTERNATIONAL TUNA NEGOTIATIONS 
9/9, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: USJI. Speakers: Atsushi Ishii, Associate Professor, Tokohu University; Susan Lieberman, Former Senior Director, The Pew Charitable Trusts; Ayako Okubo, Lecturer, Tokai University; Isao Sakaguchi, Professor, Gakushuin University.

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