ICJS Event: Taboo in Japan - Are you a supporter of North Korea?

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
7:00 p.m. (talk starts at 7:30 p.m.)
TUJ Azabu Hall 207 (Access)
Amii Abe
Open to general public. You can purchase a bento and drinks at the convenience store next to the university.
Registration closed

About the Event

Amii will discuss the taboos surrounding discussions of the abduction issue in Japan. She will argue that taboos and self-censorship in the media prevent a rational discussion of North Korea policy in Japan.

Amii is a visiting fellow of the Mansfield Foundation in Washington DC. She was previously with TV Asahi(2003-2008) and reported on news relating to North and South Korea, focusing on a variety of issues such as missile tests, abductions, defectors, economic sanctions against North Korea, and the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program. She received her BA from Japan Women's University and her MA from Waseda University. She visited the DPRK twice.

About ICJS
The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.