SOLD OUT Balancing Hard and Soft: Japan’s Search for Stability in East Asia

March 7, 2007
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Corporate Evening Lecture
Centennial Speakers Series
Wednesday, March 7
6 – 8 pm

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Joseph Nye
, Distinguished Service Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Mark Halperin
, Political Director and Correspondent, ABC News

East Asia has great potential for instability, given the unpredictability of North Korea and the rising power of China. But prudent policies can avoid these problems. As Japan looks to the future under the Abe government, it will have to design policies which allow it to play a larger role in the region while not frightening its neighbors. It will have to combine its hard power with soft power. The role of the U.S.-Japan security relationship will remain vital, and coordination between Tokyo and Washington will become more important than ever. Harvard University Professor Joseph Nye addresses these topics, and more.

6 – 6:30 pm  Registration
6:30 – 7:30   Lecture/Q&A
7:30 – 8:00   Reception

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 $10 for the lecture. Nonmember admission: $15 for the lecture.  The academic and government admission rate is $10. 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, March 7, 2007
  • 6:00 pm