“Japan in 2020: A Look at the Year Ahead,” panel at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 24 January 2020

On 24 January, I was invited to participate in "Japan in 2020," the latest iteration of an annual event hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and sponsored by the Japan America Society of Washington.Now, little more than two months later, this discussion - on a domestic politics panel with CFR's Sheila Smith and …

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“China’s Rise and the U.S.-Japan Alliance” at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (11/4/19)

I was invited to participate in a panel at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on 4 November 2019, where I was able to engage in a lively discussion with Professor Kawashima Shina from Tokyo University, Carnegie's Evan Feigenbaum, and Dina Smeltz from the Chicago Council. https://youtu.be/A9CC3ZO8auQ?t=4252 The symposium also featured excellent commentary from Kato …

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“Japan’s Upper House Election Results,” Sasakawa USA

On Monday, 22 July 2019, Washington College's Andrew Oros and I discussed the outcome of the upper house elections held the previous day, speaking to - much to my surprise - a packed room. Photo courtesy of Ben Self Our discussion dissected the significance of the results for Prime Minister Abe, Japan's political parties, and …

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