Has the Sun Set on Japan? Japan’s Prospects as an Economic & Political Power in the 21st Century

February 4, 2002
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Evening Panel Discussion

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Mired in an economic malaise for the last decade, has Japan squandered an opportunity to establish itself conclusively as an economic and political world leader? Although the war on terrorism has required Japan to play a more active role in the U.S.-led coalition, its World War II legacy has kept it from becoming a major force in global diplomacy. And yet Japan has undergone swift change during its recent history and may have the capacity to change again. A panel of leading intellectuals, journalists and academics explores the prospects for Japan as an economic and political power in the 21st century.

Paul S. Giarra, Senior Analyst, Strategic Assessment Center, Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC)
Richard Katz, Senior Editor, Oriental Economist, Toyo Keizai
Adam Posen, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics

Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia University

Tickets: $10, Japan Society members $8 and seniors, students $5.

  • Monday, February 4, 2002
  • 6:30 pm