New Challenges to Japan & the U.S.-Japan Alliance
12:30 – 2:30 pm
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Ichiro Fujisaki, Japan’s Deputy Foreign Minister
An array of daunting economic and foreign policy challenges faces Japan and the U.S-Japan Alliance in an increasingly complicated global landscape. Japan’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Ichiro Fujisaki, discusses Japan’s evolving diplomatic, security and economic role in hot spots around the world, including North Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan. A former Minister at the Japanese Embassy in Washington, Mr. Fujisaki assesses the current state of U.S.-Japan relations, looking at the economic, trade, political, security and humanitarian issues that confront the two countries.
Mr. Fujisaki began his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1969. He served in Jakarta and in Paris as part of the delegation to the OECD before working in London at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. In Tokyo, Mr. Fujisaki held positions in the Information Analysis and Research Bureau, the Economic Affairs Bureau and the Minister’s Secretariat before which he was seconded to the Ministry of Finance in the Budget Bureau. In 1994 he was the Deputy Director-General in the Asian Affairs Bureau and then served as Minister in the Japanese Embassy in Washington. In 1999 he became the Director-General for the North American Affairs Bureau.
12:30 pm Reception
1 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Lecture
2:30 pm Adjourn
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 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.
- Tuesday, October 28, 2003
- 12:30 pm