Monday, August 31, 2015

US-Japan Research Institute Week in Washington September 9th to 15th

The US-Japan Research Institute (USJI) is a collaboration between Japanese industry and five major Japanese universities to better understand the policy environment in Washington as well as provide Japan-originated research to the Washington community.
Twice a year USJI hosts a week of seminars on timely topics to the US-Japan relationship. From September 9 to 15 is this fall's USJI Week.

THE JAPANESE ECONOMY: NOW AND FUTURE. 9/9, Noon-1:30pm, lunch, Washington, DC. Sponsors: US-Asia Institute and U.S.-Japan Research Institute. Speakers: Dr. Mitsuru Taniuchi, professor at the Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University And discussant Dr. Luc Everaert, assistant director, Asia and Pacific Department, & Chief of Japan team, IMF.

SEEKING FOR AN EFFECTIVE FRAMEWORK OF INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ORDER IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION. 9/10, 10:30am-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: Shuichi Furuya, Professor, Waseda Law School, Dean of Academic Affairs, Waseda University; Peter D. Trooboff, Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP; Moderator: Ellen L. Frost, Senior Advisor, East West Center/Visiting Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University.

A NEW ERA FOR THE ASIA-PACIFIC: CHALLENGES FOR U.S.-JAPAN RELATIONS. 9/10, 3:30-5:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: Shunji Yanai, Advisory Board , USJI, Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Japan Embassy in U.S., Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Professor, Waseda University; Rust M. Deming, Adjunct Professor of Japan Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, U.S. Embassy in Tunisia; Dennis Blair ,Chairman of the Board, Sasagawa Peace Foundation USA; Kurt Campbell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Asia Group, Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Moderator: Shelia Smith, Council on Foreign Relations.

HELP OR HINDER? THE AIIB AND OUTLOOK FOR ASIAN DEVELOPMENT. 9/11, 10:30am-12:15pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: Takashi Terada, Operating Advisor, USJI, Professor, Doshisha University; Zhiqun Zhu, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Director of China Institute, Bucknell University; Meg Lundsager, Public Policy Fellow, Wilson Center; Sourabh Gupta, Senior Research Associate, Samuels International Associates; Moderator: Shihoko Goto, Senior Associate for Northeast Asia, Asia Program, Wilson Center. 

JAPAN-US PARTNERSHIP TOWARDS THE FORMATION OF ASIAN HIGHER EDUCATION AREA FOCUSING ON ASEAN. 9/11, 10:30am-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: Miki Sugimura, Vice President for Academic Exchange, Sophia University; Yasushi Hirosato, Professor, Sophia University; John N. Hawkins, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles; Kazuo Kuroda, Professor, Waseda University; James Williams, Associate Professor, George Washington University; Moderator: Yuto Kitamura, Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo.

JAPAN'S ASIA POLICY AND THE US REBALANCING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES. 9/14, 10:30am-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: Toru Oga, Associate Professor, Kyushu University; Kuniko Ashizawa, Adjunct Professor, American University; Jeffrey Hornung, Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation; Moderator: Paula Harrell, Professor, Georgetown University.

JAPANESE POLITICAL ECONOMY UNDER PM ABE: HOW ABENOMICS AND TPP ARE ADVANCED. 9/14, 6:00-7:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speaker: Takashi Terada, Operating Advisor, USJI, Professor, Doshisha University. [Students Only]

TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH BASED ON MOLECULAR CRANIOFACIAL DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT OF RELATED CLINICAL ACTIVITIES IN DENTISTRY. 9/15, 2:30-4:00pm, Bethesda, MD. Sponsor: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). Speakers: Yoshihiko Yamada, Senior Investigator, Section Chief, NIDCR; Takayoshi Yamaza, Assistant Professor, Kyushu University; Matthew P. Hoffman, Section Chief, NIDCR; Yoshihide Mori, Professor, Kyushu University; Naoto Haruyama, Lecturer, Kyushu University Hospital. 

WORLD WAR II AND THE EXPERIENCE OF JAPANESE AMERICANS. 9/15, 6:00-7:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Nissan Global Foundation. Speakers: Terry Shima, WWII Veteran; Mary Murakami; Priscilla Ouchida, Executive Director, JACL; Moderator; Yoshiaki Abe, Operating Advisor, USJI / Emeritus Professor, Waseda University. 

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