2020 Presidential Election: The Biden Administration & U.S.-Japan Relations

November 16, 2020 - November 16, 2020
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Monday, November 16, 6—7 PM EST   Calculate your local time

Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the U.S. presidential election, with more than the 270 Electoral College votes needed to secure the presidency after his win in Pennsylvania. In his victory speech, Biden promised to rebuild the nation that has been torn apart by multiple crises and “make America respected around the world again.” How is President-elect Biden preparing for transition into the White House? What does his victory mean for foreign and economic policy in Asia, particularly U.S.-Japan relations? In this webinar, expert speakers discuss Biden’s victory in the U.S. presidential election, the implications for Japan, and the future of U.S.-Japan relations.

To address these questions, Asia Society Policy Institute Vice Presidents Wendy Cutler and Daniel Russel will join Yuichi Hosoya, Professor of International Politics at Keio University, and Joshua W. Walker, PhD., President and CEO of the Japan Society, will moderate the discussion. James Kondo, Co-Chair of Asia Society Japan Center and Chairman of the Board of the International House of Japan, will deliver welcoming remarks.

Wendy Cutler, Vice President & Managing Director, Washington D.C. Office, Asia Society Policy Institute; former Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
Yuichi Hosoya, Professor of International Politics, Keio University
Daniel Russel, Vice President, International Security and Diplomacy, Asia Society Policy Institute; former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Joshua W. Walker, Ph.D., President and CEO, Japan Society


6—7 PMDiscussion and Q&A

This is a free event. You must register for the webinar to receive the login details.

For more information, please contact the Business and Policy Program at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected].

Co-organized by the Asia Society Policy Institute



  • Nov 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm