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Japan's Foreign Policy & Japan-U.S. Relations

  • Friday, November 15, 2019
  • 6:30 PM
  • Japan House Los Angeles




Toshihiro Nakayama, Ph.D. is professor of American Politics and Foreign Policy at Keio University, Japan, and Adjunct Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs.  He has served as Special Assistant at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations.  He was also a CNAPS Visiting Fellow at Brookings Institution and Japan Scholar at Woodrow Wilson Center.  He has written two books and numerous articles on American politics, foreign policy and international relations.  Nakayama appears regularly on Japanese news media, and he was a recipient of the Nakasone Yasuhiro Award in 2014.


Akira Muto graduated from the Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1985.  He has served in the Embassies of Japan in Washington, D.C. and Moscow.  More recently, he served as Deputy Director General, European Affairs Bureau and in the National Security Secretariat.  Last year, he was Minister, Embassy of Japan in the U.S. (Global Affiliate Visiting Scholar, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies).  Muto became Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles this past summer.


November 15, 2019

6:00pm   Doors Open & Refreshments

7:00pm   Program

8:30pm   Reception

Japan House Los Angeles - Level 5
Hollywood & Highland Center
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Free self-parking at Hollywood & Highland (please bring your entry ticket for validation).

Please RSVP by email the name, title and affiliation of each attendee to this address - japanconsulatela@ls.mofa.go.jp.

For more information, click here to download the event flyer.

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