Leadership in Post-Koizumi Japan: Expectations & Regional Implications

October 11, 2006
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Corporate Luncheon Panel
Wednesday, October 11
12 – 2:30 pm

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Michael Auslin, Associate Professor of History, Yale University; Director, Project on Japan-U.S. Relations
Jing Huang, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution
Naotaka Matsukata, Leader, Global Business Strategy Practice, Alston & Bird LLP
Yuki Tatsumi, Research Fellow, Henry L. Stimson Center; Adjunct Fellow, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Edward Lincoln, Director, Japan-US Center, Stern School of Business, New York University

September’s Liberal Democratic Party presidential election will mark the end of Junichiro Koizumi’s reform-filled, and at times, controversial five-year premiership.  Already questions are being asked of Japan’s future leadership.  Will the next Prime Minister continue to pursue the financial and structural reforms Koizumi initiated, and will he successfully maintain the momentum brought on by Japan’s recent economic resurgence?  How will he cope with issues associated with a rapidly aging society?  In foreign policy, challenges include tensions on the Korean peninsula, availability of affordable energy, and Japan’s role in the global war on terror.  The next Prime Minister will need to strike a balance between reinforcing the functions of the Self Defense Forces for greater integration with the U.S. military while attempting to mollify Japan’s neighbors who would see potential threats in any sign of a growing Japanese military.  Our panel of experts will parse the election results and discuss the implications of post-Koizumi Japanese leadership for Japan, China, and the region.

12 -12:30 pm Registration & reception
12:30 – 1 Luncheon
1 – 2:30  Panel presentations, Q&A

Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event.  Additional corporate registrants and Japan Society individual members at the Patron level and above pay the discounted corporate member rate of $45 for lunch and lecture, $10 for lecture only. Nonmember admission: $65 for lunch and lecture, $15 lecture only.  The academic and government admission rate is $30 for the luncheon and $10 for lecture only. When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2006
  • 12:00 pm