ICAS Event: William Brooks on "The Politics of Base Relocation in Okinawa: The Futenma Negotiations, 1995-97, 2005-06"

Thursday, July 1st, 2010
7:00 p.m. door open (7:30 p.m. start)
TUJ Azabu Hall 213 (Access)
William L. Brooks
Robert Dujarric
Free. Open to general public.
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About the Speaker

William L. Brooks is Senior Advisor, Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and Senior Fellow at Asia Policy Point. He is currently teaching at Johns Hopkins University after retiring from the Department of State in 2009. For fifteen years, he headed the US embassy’s media analysis and translation unit in Tokyo. He also served in other positions at the embassy during prior tours and in Washington as in Department’s bureau of Intelligence and Research. He is also a trained historian with a doctorate from Columbia University who taught in US universities prior to entering government service.

He has published numerous articles on Japanese foreign aid, public works policy, distribution and marketing system, multilateralism in Northeast Asia, and Japanese economic assistance to China, and other topics. He is currently researching the history of U.S. base relocation issues in Okinawa. A copy of his monograph on the politics of Futenma can be downloaded here.

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