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Japan as a Global Power: Contending Views from Japan

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Sponsored by:

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies' Rising Powers Initiative
Council on Foreign Relations Japan Program
MIT's Center for International Studies

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
8:30 AM- 5:15 PM
George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St. NW, 2nd Floor- Harry Harding Auditorium
Washington, DC 20052

Please RSVP at go.gwu.edu/japan

8:30-9:00
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15
Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Speaker: Henry R. Nau (GW)

9:15-11:00
Session I: Japanese Views on National Security and Defense
Chair: Richard Samuels (MIT)

Tomoko Abe - Member of Parliament
Kan Ito - Foreign Policy Analyst
Yukio Okamoto - Senior Fellow, Center for International Studies, MIT
Kyoji Yanagisawa - Chief Director, International Geopolitics Institute, Japan

11:00- 11:15
Coffee/Tea Break

11:15- 1:00
Session II: Japanese Views on Economics, International Institutions, and Transnational Issues
Chair: Sheila Smith (CFR)


Tomoko Abe - Member of Parliament
Kan Ito - Foreign Policy Analyst
Yukio Okamoto - Senior Fellow, Center for International Studies, MIT
Kyoji Yanagisawa - Chief Director, International Geopolitics Institute, Japan

1:00-1:30
Luncheon

1:30-2:15
Keynote Address
Fred Hiatt - Editorial Page Editor, Washington Post

2:15-3:30
Session III: American Views on US-Japan Relations
Chair: TBD

Doug Bandow - Senior Fellow, CATO Institute
Daniel Kliman - Transatlantic Fellow, Asia, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Michael Swaine - Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Daniel Twining - Senior Fellow for Asia, German Marshall Fund of the United States

3:30-3:45
Coffee/Tea Break

3:45-5:00
Session IV: Japanese Reactions to American Views on US-Japan Relations
Chair: TBD

Tomoko Abe - Member of Parliament
Kan Ito - Foreign Policy Analyst
Yukio Okamoto - Senior Fellow, Center for International Studies, MIT
Kyoji Yanagisawa - Chief Director, International Geopolitics Institute, Japan

5:00-5:15
Closing Comments
Speaker: Deepa Ollapally (GW)

Please RSVP at go.gwu.edu/japan by Wednesday, June 12

 

 


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