For my final event of the week of 13 September, I joined Keio University's Hosoya Yuichi and the Stimson Center's Yuki Tatsumi for a conversation that looked both at Abe's record as prime minister and what to expected from Prime Minister Suga. The questions in this session were especially good. https://youtu.be/6lOTbIWUdwM
Heritage Foundation, 16 September
On 16 September, the day that Suga Yoshihide was officially chosen by the Diet as Japan's ninety-ninth prime minister, I joined the Brookings Institution's Mireya Solis and the RAND Corporation's Jeffrey Hornung, moderated by Heritage's Bruce Klingner, for a conversation about what to expect from the Suga administration.This event really was a conversation among friends. …
Asia Society, 15 September
I was really pleased to have an opportunity to give a book talk to the Asia Society and its global chapters on Tuesday, 15 September. James Kondo, chairman of the International House of Japan, read the book thoroughly and he guided a discussion that really hit the book's major themes. https://youtu.be/Hytq5ji-qaI
Australian Institute of International Affairs, 14 September
On Monday, 14 September, I woke bright and early in the suburbs of Washington, DC to join Bryce Wakefield, the executive director of the Australian Institute of International Affairs in conversation about Abe's legacy and what to expect from Suga Yoshihide, who was elected as the LDP's new leader shortly before our talk. https://youtu.be/3nHxePPAo_A
British Chamber of Commerce Japan, 7 September
On 7 September (US)/8 September (Japan), I gave a book talk at an event hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce Japan and co-hosted by the BCCJ's Australian, New Zealand, Irish, and Spanish counterparts (possibly several more that I'm leaving out). https://youtu.be/5dnEPTto5Lo The BCCJ wrote a brief summary of the event here.
FCCJ Press Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVo33ro5XIA On Wednesday, 2 September, the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan gave me the opportunity to speak about The Iconoclast and the LDP election to a mixed gathering of reporters at the club in Tokyo and an online audience.
Leadership brief with the Japan Society of New York
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuU3DCL0RXw&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=JapanSocietyNYC On Tuesday, 1 September, I was fortunate to join Dr. Joshua Walker, president of the Japan Society of New York, for a briefing on Abe's resignation with members of the society's board. It was such a fruitful discussion that the Japan Society decided to post it online.
Webinar: Shinzo Abe and his Legacy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jONW5akgMg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2DiUHtR-8UsdjJMCgyIY-GE-tm4gJvpgmsWE4aae1N0aSn9Jy4qYrWWuY The first stop on my virtual book tour for The Iconoclast was on Tuesday, 1 September when I joined Bill Emmott for a webinar hosted by the Japan Society of the UK. Keiko Iizuka of the Yomiuri Shimbun could only join for a brief moment but contributed a timely briefing on the LDP's leadership …
“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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