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Japan America Society of Southern California and Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles
partnering with Asia Society Southern California, Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall Los Angeles
invite you and your colleagues to a lunch and discussion with
AMBASSADOR ICHIRO FUJISAKI
President, America-Japan Society, Inc.
Ambassador of Japan to the U.S.A. (2008–2012)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Luncheon Program 12:00pm - 2:00pm
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills
2151 Avenue of Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
“JAPAN: Heading Where?”
Conflicts at the East China Sea boundary, strategies of island defense, resolution of the decades old “abduction issue” with North Korea and ongoing negotiations for the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are just some of the policy issues testing the Japanese government. Underlying the government's efforts is Japan's insecurity about its own capacities for change and its waning status as the leading Asian economy. How can Japan maintain its regional and global clout as confidence in its postwar diplomatic, economic and security approaches decreases?
Ichiro Fujisaki is currently President of The America-Japan Society in Japan. He is also a distinguished professor of Sophia University and visiting professor of Keio University. Fujisaki has been Japan’s top diplomat for the economy and trade, as well as political, security and regional issues. He served as ambassador to the U.S. following his service as Japan’s ambassador to the U.N. and W.T.O. in Geneva. Due to Japan’s changing political leadership, Fujisaki became the key interlocutor between Japan and the U.S. especially during the critical period following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in March 2011.
$95 Admission + 1 year NEW JASSC Individual Membership (Save $35!)
RSVP by Friday, November 21, 2014.