Roundtable Series on Where is Japan Heading? Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy Choices

Director: Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies
September 1, 2008 - June 30, 2011

Meetings

A Conversation with Ambassador John V. Roos

Speaker: The Honorable John V. Roos, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the United States in Japan
Presider: Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
June 7, 2011

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Japan’s Disaster and the Civic Responses

Speaker: Yuka Uchida, Formerly of International Division, Democratic Party of Japan
Presider: Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
April 13, 2011

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Japan’s Role in Rebuilding Afghanistan: A Conversation with Sadako Ogata

Speaker: Sadako Ogata, Japan International Cooperation Agency
Presider: Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
April 7, 2011

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Long Term Effects of the Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake and Implications for U.S.-Japan Relations

Panelists: Akira Chiba, Embassy of Japan, Charles Lake, AFLAC Japan, William F. Martin, Washington Policy and Analysis, Inc., Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
Moderator: J. Thomas Schieffer, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP
Introductory Speaker: Ichiro Fujisaki, Embassy of Japan
April 4, 2011

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Japan’s Future Maritime Challenges and U.S.-Japan Cooperation

Speaker: Keiichi Kuno, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force
Presider: Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
March 21, 2011

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A Conversation with Minister Kazuhiro Haraguchi

Speaker: Kazuhiro Haraguchi, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan
Presider: Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
May 3, 2010

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A Conversation with Hiroshi Yamada

Speaker: The Honorable Hiroshi Yamada, Mayor, Suginami District, Tokyo Prefecture
Presider: Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
March 29, 2010

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A Conversation with Shigefumi Matsuzawa and Hirokazu Nakaima

Speakers: Shigefumi Matsuzawa, Kanagawa Prefectural Government, Hirokazu Nakaima, Okinawa Prefectural Government
Presider: Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
November 5, 2009

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A Conversation with Koichiro Matsuura

Speaker: Koichiro Matsuura, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Presider: Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
October 29, 2009

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A Conversation with Masamitsu Sakurai

Speaker: Masamitsu Sakurai, Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) and Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Presider: Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
April 10, 2009

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Japan’s Grand Strategy

Speaker: Takashi Inoguchi, Chuo University
Presider: Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
March 10, 2009

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New Directions in Japan’s Defense Thinking

Speaker: Lieutenant General Noboru Yamaguchi (Ret.), Japan Ground Self Defense Force
Presider: Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
February 27, 2009

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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
September 25, 2008

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