Roundtable Series on Japan

Director: Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies
July 1, 2011 - Present

The Roundtable Series on Japan is an ongoing series that provides a forum for leading U.S. and Japanese experts to analyze Japan's domestic and foreign policy. Of particular interest is the analysis of U.S.-Japan policy cooperation in a fluid Asia-Pacific region.

This series is made possible in part by the generosity of the following corporate and foundation sponsors: US-Japan Foundation, Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Mitsubishi International Corporation, Sony Corporation of America, Toyota Motor North America, and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ.

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting ⁄ Washington

Historical Perceptions and U.S.-Japan Relations

Speakers:

Toshihiro Nakayama, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University, Nobumasa Akiyama, Professor, Hitotsubashi University, Junya Nishino, Associate Professor, Keio University, Asuka Matsumoto, Research Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
December 16, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Japan's Political Change and Alliance Management

Speaker:

Kazuyoshi Umemoto, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
December 9, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with Hitoshi Tanaka

Speaker:

Hitoshi Tanaka, Chairman, Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute; Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 5, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation on Abenomics

Speaker:

Robert Feldman, Managing Director, Chief Economist for Japan, and Co-Director of Japan Research, Morgan Stanley Japan Ltd.

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
September 24, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Japan's Post-Election Priorities

Speaker:

Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Embassy of Japan in the United States

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
September 20, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

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A Conversation on Sino-Japanese Relations

Speakers:

Ryosei Kokubun, President, National Defense Academy of Japan, Lieutenant General Noboru Yamaguchi (Ret.), Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Professor, National Defense Academy of Japan

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
September 18, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Japan as a Global Power

Speakers:

Tomoko Abe, Member of Parliament and President, Tomorrow Party of Japan, Kan Ito, Foreign Policy Analyst, Yukio Okamoto, Senior Fellow, Center for International Studies, MIT, Kyoji Yanagisawa, Chief Director, International Geopolitic Institute, Japan, Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
June 19, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with Yoji Koda on Japan's Maritime Strategy

Speaker:

Yoji Koda, Vice Admiral (retired), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 22, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

U.S.-Japan Nuclear Working Group

Speakers:

L. Gordon Flake, Takuya Hattori, President, Japan Atomic Industrial Forum

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 7, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with Gerald L. Curtis

Speaker:

Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
April 29, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with Paul Sheard

Speaker:

Paul Sheard, Executive Managing Director, Chief Global Economist, and Head of Global Economics and Research, Standard & Poor's

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
April 18, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Economic Fallout from the Senkaku Dispute

Speaker:

Richard Katz, Editor, The Oriental Economist Report

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
March 1, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with Yukio Okamoto

Speaker:

Yukio Okamoto, President, Okamoto Associates, Inc.

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
January 25, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with Ryozo Kato

Speakers:

Ryozo Kato, Former Ambassador of Japan to the United States, Raymond Greene, Director, Economic Policy Office Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
December 12, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

Speaker:

Joseph S. Nye Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor, Kennedy School, Harvard University

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 30, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Political Leadership in Japan and U.S.-Japan Relations

Speakers:

Jun Saito, Chief Executive Officer, Logos Education Group, Yuka Uchida, Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
September 26, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Update on Japan's Foreign Policy

Speakers:

Hideki Asari, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Tsutomu Kikuchi, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Taisaku Ikeshima, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Toshihiro Nakayama, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Asuka Matsumoto, Japan Institute of International Affairs

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 9, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

What Do Japan’s “New Politics” Mean for U.S. Alliance Management?

Speaker:

J. Thomas Schieffer, Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
January 12, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

What Do Japan’s “New Politics” Mean for U.S. Alliance Management?

Speaker:

Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 22, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.