Joint Glocom/TUJ sessions on Japanese and US Asia policy

Topic: Japan's Domestic Politics and Asia Policy (in Japanese)

Date
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Time
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Venue
GLOCOM Hall in Roppongi, Tokyo (Access)
Panelists
Yoshisuke Iinuma (Oriental Economist)
Kuniko Suzuki (Okazaki Institute)
Andrew Horvat (Tokyo Keizai University)
Coordinator
Takahiro Miyao (Global Communications Platform)
RSVP
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Topic: US Presidential Elections and Implications on Asia Policy (in English)

Date
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Time
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Venue
GLOCOM Hall in Roppongi, Tokyo (Access)
Panelists
Scott Bates (Center for National Policy, Washington DC)
Weston Konishi (Institute for International Policy Studies)
Coordinator
Robert Dujarric (Temple University, Japan Campus)
RSVP
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Scott Bates

Scott Bates is Vice-President and Senior Fellow for National Security, Center for National Policy (Washington, DC) and Visiting Professor of International Law, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis as well as Adjunct Professor of Defense and Homeland Security, National Defense University. He obtained his MA at the London School of Economics and holds a JD from the University of Virginia.

His experience includes service Secretary of State of Virginia and on Congressional staffs. Since the attacks of September 11th, Scott Bates has focused on developing new approaches to protecting the United States from terrorist attack.The Center for National Policy is lead by former 9/11 Commissioner Tim Roemer and its mission is to propose new solutions for securing America in the 21st century. (http://www.cnponline.org/)


Weston S. Konishi

Weston S. Konishi is a Council of Foreign Relations Hitachi Fellow in Japan, based at the Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS, http://www.iips.org/) He served as director of programs from 2004 to 2007 at the Mansfield Foundation prior to moving to Tokyo. He joined the Mansfield Foundation in 1999, after helping with the election campaign of Rep. Tom Udall in New Mexico. He lived in Japan for seven years, receiving both his BA and MA from International Christian University. He also writes a column for The Daily Yomiuri and taught an undergraduate course on US-Japan relations at George Washington University in 2006.


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.

About ICJS

The ICJS is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.