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

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

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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

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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

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A Conversation on Abenomics

Speaker Robert FeldmanManaging Director, Chief Economist for Japan, and Co-Director of Japan Research, Morgan Stanley Japan Ltd.
Presider Sheila A. SmithSenior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
September 24, 2013

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Japan's Post-Election Priorities

Speaker Kenichiro SasaeAmbassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Embassy of Japan in the United States
Presider Sheila A. SmithSenior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
September 20, 2013

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A Conversation on Sino-Japanese Relations

Speakers Ryosei KokubunPresident, National Defense Academy of Japan, Lieutenant General Noboru Yamaguchi (Ret.)Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Professor, National Defense Academy of Japan
Presider Sheila A. SmithSenior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
September 18, 2013

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Japan as a Global Power

Speakers Tomoko AbeMember of Parliament and President, Tomorrow Party of Japan, Kan ItoForeign Policy Analyst, Yukio OkamotoSenior Fellow, Center for International Studies, MIT, Kyoji YanagisawaChief Director, International Geopolitic Institute, Japan, Sheila A. SmithSenior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
June 19, 2013

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A Conversation with Yoji Koda on Japan's Maritime Strategy

Speaker Yoji KodaVice Admiral (retired), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Presider Sheila A. SmithSenior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 22, 2013

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U.S.-Japan Nuclear Working Group

Speakers L. Gordon Flake, Takuya HattoriPresident, Japan Atomic Industrial Forum
Presider Sheila A. SmithSenior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 7, 2013

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A Conversation with Gerald L. Curtis

Speaker Gerald L. CurtisBurgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Presider Sheila A. SmithSenior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
April 29, 2013

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A Conversation with Paul Sheard

Speaker Paul SheardExecutive Managing Director, Chief Global Economist, and Head of Global Economics and Research, Standard & Poor's
Presider Sheila A. SmithSenior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
April 18, 2013

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Economic Fallout from the Senkaku Dispute

Speaker Richard KatzEditor, The Oriental Economist Report
Presider Sheila A. SmithSenior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
March 1, 2013

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A Conversation with Yukio Okamoto

Speaker Yukio OkamotoPresident, Okamoto Associates, Inc.
Presider Sheila A. SmithSenior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
January 25, 2013

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A Conversation with Ryozo Kato

Speakers Ryozo KatoFormer Ambassador of Japan to the United States, Raymond GreeneDirector, Economic Policy Office Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Presider Sheila A. SmithSenior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
December 12, 2012

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A Conversation with Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

Speaker Joseph S. Nye Jr.University Distinguished Service Professor, Kennedy School, Harvard University
Presider Sheila A. SmithSenior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 30, 2012

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

Speakers Jun SaitoChief Executive Officer, Logos Education Group, Yuka UchidaFormer Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center
Presider Sheila A. SmithSenior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
September 26, 2012

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Update on Japan's Foreign Policy

Speakers Hideki AsariJapan Institute of International Affairs, Tsutomu KikuchiJapan Institute of International Affairs, Taisaku IkeshimaJapan Institute of International Affairs, Toshihiro NakayamaJapan Institute of International Affairs, Asuka MatsumotoJapan Institute of International Affairs
Presider Sheila A. SmithSenior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 9, 2012

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

Speaker J. Thomas SchiefferFormer U.S. Ambassador to Japan
Presider Sheila A. SmithSenior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
January 12, 2012

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

Speaker Kurt M. CampbellAssistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Presider Sheila A. SmithSenior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 22, 2011

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