Tokyo Governor Ishihara Critiques the U.S.-Japan Alliance

May 17, 2007
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Corporate Evening Lecture
Centennial Speakers Series
Thursday, May 17
5:30 – 8 pm

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Shintaro Ishihara, Governor of Tokyo

Sandra Endo, Political Reporter, NY1 News

When Shinzo Abe made his first visit to the United States as prime minister in late April, he reaffirmed the importance of the bilateral relationship, while showing Japan’s willingness to assert itself independently on the world stage. He again raised the specter of seeking a revised Japanese constitution that more accurately reflects contemporary Japan and the country’s relations with both its neighbors and the United States. Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara, co-author of the 1989 bestseller, The Japan That Can Say No, is an outspoken critic of what he sees as Japan’s willingness to bow to pressures from the U.S. The famously straight-talking governor will assess the state of U.S. – Japan relations and offer his thoughts on moving the relationship forward into the 21st century.

5:30-6 pm   Registration
6-7:30         Lecture/Q&A
7:30-8         Reception

  • Thursday, May 17, 2007
  • 5:30 pm