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East Asia on the Brink: What Japan Must Do to Assure Regional Stability

October 8, 2014
East Asia on the Brink: What Japan Must Do to Assure Regional Stability

To register, please contact the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected].

East Asia is at a historic crossroads, as arguments over collective self-defense in the Japanese Diet occur alongside unprecedented expansion of military assets in China. Combined with lingering tensions in the Korean Peninsula and various territorial conflicts in the South and East China seas, the region today is less stable than ever before. The Honorable Seiji Maehara, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Member of Japan’s House of Representatives, provides a keynote speech on how Japan should act, particularly with regard to China and the alliance with the U.S. Following the Keynote, Mr. Maehara will be joined by Xiaobo Lü of Barnard College and Sheila Smith of the Council on Foreign Relations, both security experts specializing in East Asia, discussing the geopolitics of the region today.

Keynote Speaker: 
The Honorable Seiji Maehara, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs; Former Minister of State for National Policy; Former Minister of Land,Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan; Member of the House of Representatives

Panelists:
Xiaobo Lü, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College
The Honorable Seiji Maehara, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs; Former Minister of State for National Policy; Former Minister of Land,Infrastructure,Transport and Tourism, Japan; Member of the House of Representatives
Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Agenda
6-6:30 pm    Registration
6:30-8          Keynote Speech, Panel Discussion and Q&A
8-8:30          Reception

Admission:
Non-members: $15

Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $10
Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $10

Academic and government: $10

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Co-organized by WASEDA USA.

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.



For further information or assistance, please contact the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected].

  • October 8, 2014
  • 6:00 pm