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“Update on Japan's Role in Asia - Japan's Importance in the Future of Asia”: March 31st, 2016

22-Dec-2015 The Japan-America Society of the State of Washington has organized an afternoon of lectures and discussions on the future of Asia and the roles of Japan and the US-Japan Alliance given the changing dynamics of the region.  Speakers will cover issues ranging from economics, geopolitics, and international development.  Prof. Akihiko Tanaka, former president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will give one of the keynote lectures.  Please see the pdf flier for more information on the event.  Registration is required for this event; to register, please contact the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington at (206) 374-0180.

Schedule:

<<Keynote Lectures>>

12:00pm~1:00pm
Abenomics and the Japanese Economy

Daisuke Karakama
Chief Market Economist
Mizuho Bank

*Complimentary lunch will be served from 11am to 12pm.

1:00pm~2:00pm
Regional Security and the Law of the Sea

Mariko Kawano
Professor of International Law
Waseda University

2:00pm~3:00pm
Japan in search of Foreign Policy Equilibrium: Post Cold War Dynamics

Akihiko Tanaka
Professor of International Relations
University of Tokyo
Former President of Japan International Cooperation Agency

<<Panel Discussion>>

3:30pm~5:00pm
Regional Security in Asia and Japan’s Role

Tosh Minohara
Professor of Political Science
Kobe University

Bonji Ohara
Research Fellow
The Tokyo Foundation

Glen S. Fukushima 
Senior Fellow
Center for American Progress

James Auer
Emeritus Professor

Vanderbilt University

(Updated March 18, 2016)