ICAS Event: Kazuhiko Togo and Andrew Oros on "Beyond the current crisis in Sino-Japanese relations"

Monday, November 8, 2010
7:00 p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30 p.m.)
TUJ Azabu Hall 608 (Access)
Kazuhiko Togo and Andrew Oros
Robert Dujarric, Director, ICAS
Free. Open to general public.
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The past years witnessed a gradual improvement in the climate of Sino-Japanese relations until the recent Senkaku incident. To help us understand the current situation and think about the future, Ambassador Togo and Professor Oros will give us their thoughts and lead a discussion with the audience.

About the Speakers

Kazuhiko Togo runs the Global Affairs Institute at Kyoto Sangyo University. He joined the Foreign Ministry of Japan in 1968, worked extensively on Soviet/Russian affairs, as well as on Europe, America, international law and economics, and served as Ambassador of Japan to the Netherlands and retired in 2002. From 1995 he began teaching in universities in Moscow and Tokyo, and after retirement in Leiden, Princeton, Tansui (Taiwan), Santa Barbara, Seoul, and Temple University Japan Campus. His recent publication includes in English Japan's Foreign Policy 1945-2009 and in Japanese (1) The Inside Story of the Negotiations on the Northern Territories, (2) History and Foreign Policy: Yasukuni, Asia and Tokyo Tribunal and (3) What Japan lost after WWII: Scenery, Human Being and State.

Andrew Oros of Washington College is a specialist on the international and comparative politics of East Asia, and recently completed three months as a visiting professor at Peking University under a Japan Foundation Abe fellowship. He currently is a visiting professor at Keio University researching prospects for China-Japan-US trilateral security cooperation. He is the author of Normalizing Japan: Politics, Identity, and the Evolution of Security Practice (Stanford University Press, 2008), co-author of Global Security Watch: Japan (Prager Press, 2010), and over a dozen scholarly and mass-media articles. A graduate of the University of Southern California, he holds master’s degrees from the University of London and Columbia University, where he also earned his doctorate.

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

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