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February 27th-March 2nd, 2017

研究プロジェクト等のUSJIの研究成果発表と米国内における日本理解の向上を目的とし、ワシントンD.C.において1週間の連続イベントを開催しています。ワシントンD.C.近辺に在住している日本からの留学生、研究者と米国の学生、研究者が交流できる場を提供し、コミュニティ形成や人材育成にも繋げています。

Themes:
– U.S.-Japan Relations after the U.S. Presidential Election
– Summary of Abenomics and Its Future

A series of related events is held over the course of one week in Washington, D.C. to present the research findings of research projects and other initiatives by the U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI). We also would like to promote greater understanding of Japan within the United States. Through these events, we hope to foster stronger ties in U.S.-Japan community.

Event Schedule

Feb. 27th (Mon.)
Event1
(2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.)
Japan’s Trade Policy in an Era of Growing Anti-Globalism
Event2
(2:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.)
Plant Science Research for Global Food Security II
Feb. 28th (Tue.)
Event3
(10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.)
Asia and the world as seen by border studies: Implications for US-Japan Relations
Event4
(1:30p.m.-4:10p.m.)
U.S.-Japan Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region: New Challenges for the future
Mar. 1st (Wed.)
Event5
(2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.)
US-Japan Alliance after the US Presidential Election
Mar. 2nd (Thu.)
Event6
(10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.)
Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education for All in the Contexts of SDGs: Including Children with Disability in Developing Countries
Event7
(2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.)
Migration and anti-globalization in North America: Views from Mexico and Japan
Event8
(6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.)
[STUDENTS ONLY] Is Shinzo Abe’s Japan special to Donald Trump’s America?

Admission is free, but seating for these events is limited.

Event 1 : Japan’s Trade Policy in an Era of Growing Anti-Globalism

Date and Time

Feb. 27th (Mon.) 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.

Venue

The Brookings Institution, Saul-Zilkha Room

AbstractAnti-globalism is an ever growing force in world politics, especially in the post-global financial crisis era. The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States could well be one of its most consequential manifestations given his support for protectionist policies and the early action to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).The U-turn in American trade policy has greatly complicated the task for Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who had given the TPP utmost priority in his growth strategy as part of the structural reform agenda of the third arrow of Abenomics—in addition to aggressive monetary policy (first arrow) and expansionary fiscal policy (second arrow).Recognizing the importance of the expansion of trade for its economic recovery, Japan needs to reformulate its trade strategy to put the Japanese economy back on a growth trajectory, and possibly to contribute to the growth of world trade and the global economy.

Speakers
Shujiro_Urata
Shujiro Urata
Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Vinod_Aggarwa
Vinod Aggarwal
Professor and Travers Family Senior Faculty Fellow, Political Science and Director, Berkeley APEC Study Center
Mireya_Solis
Mireya Solis
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies / Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies, the Brookings Institution
Fukagawa_Yukiko
Yukiko Fukagawa
Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
Takashi Terada
Operating Advisor, USJI / Professor, Faculty of Law Department of Political Science, Doshisha University
Co-hosted by
The Brookings Institute

Event 2 : Plant Science Research for Global Food Security II

Date and Time

Feb. 27 (Mon.) 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.

Venue

JSPS/JST Seminar Room
Washington Office, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2001 L St., NW, Suite 1050, Washington DC 20036

Abstract

Establishment of food security is a global issue. Trends show global population has been increasing rapidly, and with it the need to increase global food production becomes an urgent issue. Currently, Japan’s food self-sufficiency rate is ca. 40% which is predicted to increase up to 50% in 2030. However, Japan is aging more rapidly than anywhere else in the world. Even in such a situation, we need to increase food production up to 50% of food self-sufficiency rate while we need to ensure the rest (50%) of the food sources from abroad. The US has contributed significantly as global food supplier to date, and is expected to greatly contribute more to this global issue in the future. 

In this project, we intend to summarize research projects related to increased and sustanable food production between the US and Japan, and pick out priority research projects which contribute to establish global food security. Especially one of Japanese speaker will introduce recent topics on artifical inteligent (AI) robot green house which allows to sustainablly produce high quality vegetables as a recent trend of agricultural research in Japan.Finally we will propose research policies to funding agencies and government.

Moderator/Speaker/Commentator
Ezura_Hiroshi
Hiroshi Ezura
Professor, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Speakers
JocelynRose_70x90
Jocelyn Kenneth Campbell Rose
Professor, Plant Biology Section, School of Integrative Plant Sciences, Cornell University
Itay_Gonda
Itay Gonda
Postdoctoral fellow, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cornell University
Ariizumi_Tohru
Tohru Ariizumi 
Associate Professor, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Supported by

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) /
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Washington DC Office

Event 3 : Asia and the world as seen by border studies: Implications for US-Japan Relations

Date and Time

Feb. 28 (Tue.) 10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.

Venue

USJI Office Seminar Room (2000M)
2000 M Street, Washington DC 20006

Abstract

The worlds of policy and academia generally respect the divide between domestic and foreign, but in our increasingly-interlinked lives, it is questionable whether dividing issues between national politics and foreign policy represent the most productive way to think about global issues. The study of borders represents a way across this divide, allowing us to consider the connections between issues traditionally split between these two spheres.  Our Washington meeting will hear from two border policy experts on the outlook for US borders following the elections, and the implications of this for Japan and Asia. Not only are the broader patterns of border politics in the United States equally applicable to Asia, whose states also struggle with the question of how best to maintain and manage national boundaries, but the relations of Japan with both its neighbors and the US are decisively shaped by perceptions of the border.

This panel will not only demonstrate the interrelated nature of global politics, brought to the fore here by the utilization of border studies, but will also seek to highlight the implications for US-Japan relations stemming from border attitudes and policies at play in the US, Japan, and wider region. By both reflecting upon these border effects and taking them into account, it will be possible to highlight hitherto occluded aspects of the US-Japan Alliance and to speak constructively to its future course.

Moderator
EdwardBoyle
Edward Boyle
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law and Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University
Commentators
IwashitaAkihiro
Akihiro Iwashita
Professor, Hokkaido University/Kyushu University
MikhailAlexseev
Mikhail Alexseev
Professor, Department of Political Science, San Diego State University
Speakers
emmanuelbrunetjailly
Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly
Professor, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria
TonyPayan
Tony Payan
Fellow Director, Rice University
Guadalupe_Correa-Cabrera
Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera
Fellow, Wilson Center

Event 4: U.S.-Japan Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region: New Challenges for the future

Date and Time

Feb.28th (Tue.) 1:30p.m.-4:10p.m.

Venue

Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)
1150 18th Street NW, Suite 100 | Washington, D.C.

 

Abstract

The declared result of the U.S. presidential election on November 8 was reported with surprise across the world. This was not only because it differed from almost all predictions, but also because of how American public opinion itself had strongly influenced the result of the election. The international community has accepted the shifting environment surrounding the U.S. in the near future and is watching developments closely.

President Trump has begun signaling that he will fulfill several campaign promises concerning major policies, such as the curtailment of U.S. manufacturing moving abroad, the vitalization of domestic manufacturing, withdrawal from NAFTA and the TPP, and the reevaluation of relations with allies. However, the feasibility of these proposals and suggestions is still up for debate.

Presently, with U.S. influence in the international community undergoing major changes, U.S.-Japan relations also face new challenges. At the same time, recent developments among Japan’s neighbors cannot be overlooked. Going beyond individual debates about national security and the TPP—hot topics during the election campaign—it appears increasingly important that the U.S. and Japan see to their shared values and engage each other in a discussion on how to lead the international community.

With such a critical juncture ahead of us, this seminar examines the future of U.S.-Japan relations and facilitates discussion on how to strengthen that relationship, examining the issues from multiple perspectives, ranging from U.S. and Japanese trends in domestic politics and public debate to both countries’ diplomacy, national security, economies, and trade.

Session 1
Moderator
James L. Schoff
Senior Fellow, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Speakers
yanai
Shunji Yanai
Advisory Board, USJI / Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Japan Embassy, U.S. / Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea / University Professor, Waseda University
Michael H. Armacost
Advisory Board, USJI / Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan and the Philippines / Shorenstein APARC Fellow, Stanford University
Session2
Moderator
Fumiaki Kubo
Director, USJI /Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, the University of Tokyo
Speakers
Masayuki Tadokoro
Professor, International Relations, Keio University
Aiji Tanaka
Operating Advisor, USJI / Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
Jeffrey Hornung
Fellow, Security and Foreign Affairs Program, Sasakawa USA
Katie_Simmons
Katie Simmons
Associate Director, Pew Research Center
Co-Hosted by

Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)
JICC

Event 5: US-Japan Alliance after the US Presidential Election

Date and Time

Mar.1st (Wed.) 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.

Venue

USJI Office Seminar Room (2000M)
2000 M Street, Washington DC 20006

Abstract

Donald J. Trump has been elected as the 45th President of the United States. After the election, many people have shown an interest in the US-Japan alliance under the Trump administration. How will the presidential election affect the US-Japan alliance and US foreign policy toward Japan?

Dr. Koji Murata (Doshisha University) and Mr. Benjamin Self (Mansfield Foundation) make presentations on the US-Japan alliance after the US presidential election. They discuss the current situations and the prospects of the alliance from the various points of view, focusing on the revised Japanese legislation related to international security affairs and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Moderator/Speaker
Koji_Murata
Koji Murata
Operating Advisor, USJI / Professor, Faculty of Law Department of Political Science, Doshisha University
Speaker
Benjamin_Self
Benjamin Self
Vice President, Mansfield Foundation

Event 6: Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education for All in the Contexts of SDGs: Including Children with Disability in Developing Countries

Date and Time

Mar. 2nd (Thu.) 10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.

Venue

USJI Office Seminar Room (2000M)
2000 M Street, Washington DC 20006

Video

Presentation Materials

Abstract

In spite of the international effort for Education for All in the last 25 years, there are still many out-of-school children in the world.

According to UNESCO, one-third of these children are those with disabilities. Moreover, majority of the children with disabilities already in schools receive relatively low quality of education. In order to provide adequate and quality education to children with disabilities, it is crucial that all relevant actors know what is required for the education system in schools through substantive field investigation at the micro-level in schools.

In view of the issues above, JICA Research Institute sought to conduct substantive field surveys in three Asian developing countries, namely Mongolia, Cambodia and Nepal.

Based on these survey results, this seminar will present findings of empirical investigation on the stakeholders’ views about the forms of education provision, obstacles for adequate education provision for children with disabilities and situational analysis on out-of-school children with disabilities. The seminar will further discuss what strategies we should place for the Education SDGs based on lessons learned from unachieved EFA goals.

Speakers
Miki Sugimura
The Vice Chair, USJI / Vice President for Academic Exchange, Sophia University / Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Education, Sophia University
Kazuo_Kuroda
Kazuo Kuroda
Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Harry A. Patrinos
Practice Manager, World Bank Education
Yuriko Kameyama
Research Fellow, JICA Research Institute
Yuji Utsumi
Research Assistant, JICA Research Institute
Diana Kartika
Research Associate, Global Education Center, Waseda University
Co-Hosted by

JICAlogo

Event 7: Migration and anti-globalization in North America: Views from Mexico and Japan

Date and Time

Mar.2nd (Thu.) 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.

Venue

USJI Office Seminar Room (2000M)
2000 M Street, Washington DC 20006

Abstract

It was usual that anti-immigration movements have been understood as a historical issue rather than as an anti-globalization movement. Representing examples are racial issues in the US and foreign resident issues in Japan. Since the turn of the century, anti-immigration movements however became more like a reaction to the globalization. Immigration control, nationality policy, voting right issue of foreign residents, fight against terrorism, and rise of China questions show such trend. It is more clearly evident in Europe. The panel therefore discusses immigration issues as an anti-global movement and clarifies tasks ahead of us and possibly proposes a policy solution. This time we focus on Mexican and Japanese perspectives.

Moderator
nakatsuji
Keiji Nakatsuji
Operating Advisor, USJI / Professor, Faculty of International Relation, Ritsumeikan University
Speakers
Fuminori_MINAMIKAWA
Fuminori Minamikawa
Professor, Faculty of International Relation, Ritsumeikan University
Mariana_Gabrarrot_Arenas
Mariana Gabarrot Arenas
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)

Event 8: [STUDENTS ONLY] Is Shinzo Abe’s Japan special to Donald Trump’s America?

Date and Time

Mar.2nd (Thu.) 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.

Venue

USJI Washington Office
1901 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Suite 801, Washington DC 20006 

Abstract

This seminar aims to offer students an opportunity to consider and discuss the prospects of the U.S.-Japan relations in the era of President Trump. The lecturer initially makes a brief introduction on key issues surrounding them, such as trade (TPP, bilateral FTA and currency manipulation) and defense (military bases, China and the Korean Peninsula), and then encourages the students to actively participate in the debate. The students are advised to prepare the seminar by reading articles/commentaries concerning the recent Abe-Trump meeting.

Speaker
Takashi Terada
Operating Advisor, USJI / Professor, Faculty of Law Department of Political Science, Doshisha University

Organized by: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI)

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