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The USJI collaborates with various organizations headquartered in Washington D.C. to provide people who work in and around the U.S. Congress and who have only a limited understanding of Japan with introductory courses taught by leading researchers, business people and others at the forefront of their respective fields in Japan.

2017-2018

Theme
US-Japan Economic Relations after TPP
Schedule
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., October 14, 2017
Speaker
Yasuyuki Todo (Professor, Waseda University)
Co-hosted by
The Brookings Institution
Theme
Japanese Views of the Trump Administration
Schedule
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., July 20, 2017
Speaker
Fumiaki Kubo (Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Toshihiro Nakayama (Professor, Keio University)
Co-hosted by
The Heritage Foundation
Theme
Japanese Perspectives on the Implications of the Trump Presidency: Transformation of U.S. Politics and
Challenge to the Regional Order in Asia
Schedule
12:30 p.m. to 14:00 p.m., June 16, 2017
Speaker
Keiji Nakatsuji (Professor, Ritsumeikan University)
Co-hosted by
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

2016-2017

Theme
Japan’s Trade Policy in an Era of Growing Anti-Globalism
Schedule
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., February 28, 2017
Speaker
Shujiro Urata (Professor, Waseda University
Co-hosted by
National Economist Club
Theme
Challenges and Outlook for Japan-U.S. Relations
Schedule
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., February 27, 2017
Speaker
Fumiaki Kubo (Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Masayuki Tadokoro (Professor, Keio University)
Aiji Tanaka (Professor, Waseda University)
Takashi Terada (Professor, Doshisha University)
Co-hosted by
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
Theme
Interpreting the Results of the Upper House Election of Japan and Tokyo Gubernatorial Election in July 2016
Schedule
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., September 12, 2016
Speaker
Aiji Tanaka (Professor, Waseda University)
Co-hosted by
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)

2015-2016

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Theme
Establishing a Global Partnership for Sustainable Development : Emerging opportunities for international collaboration on SDG’s
Schedule
February 23, 2016
Speaker
Fumiko Kasuga (Visiting Professor, the University of Tokyo)
Co-hosted by
Embassy of Japan in the United States of America, START
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Theme
Air Pollution in Asia
Schedule
November 10, 2015
Speaker
Toshihiko Takemura (Professor, Kyushu University)
Co-hosted by
Wilson Center
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Theme
The Japanese Economy -Now and Future-
Schedule
September 9, 2015
Speaker
Mitsuru Taniuchi (Professor, Waseda University)
Co-hosted by
US-Asia Institute
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Theme
Security and History for Japan
Schedule
August 5, 2015
Speaker
Koji Murata (President, Doshisha University)
Cooperated by
United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

2014-2015

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Theme
Implications of the 2014 Japanese Elections: How voter behavior will affect TPP, Abenomics, and the US-Japan Security Relationship
Schedule
February 26, 2015
Speakers
Aiji TANAKA (Professor, Waseda University / President, International Political Science Association), Kent Calder (Director of Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS))
Co-hosted by
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
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Theme
Japan-China Relations on the 70th Anniversary of the End of WW2
Schedule
February 25, 2015
Speaker
Akio Takahara (Professor, the University of Tokyo)
Co-hosted by
Center for the National Interest
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Theme
An Assessment on Abenomics: Towards Sustained Growth of the Japanese Economy
Schedule
November 18, 2014
Speaker
Jun Saito (Project Professor, Keio University / Cabinet Adviser; Senior Research Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research)
Co-hosted by
Embassy of Japan, U.S.-Asia Institute
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Theme
The Effect of Corporate Governance Reform on the Japanese Economy
Schedule
September 23, 2014
Speaker
Katsuyuki Kubo (Professor, Waseda University)
Co-hosted by
Embassy of Japan, The National Economists Club
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Theme
Opportunities and Challenges in the U.S.-Japan Alliance
Schedule
September 3, 2014
Speaker
Hiroshi Nakanishi (Professor, the University of Kyoto)
Co-hosted by
The National Bureau of Asian Research
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Theme
Negotiating the TPP and RCEP: Japan’s Trade Agreement Strategy in the Asia-Pacific and the Implications for the United States.
Schedule
September 6, 2014
Speaker
Shujiro Urata (Professor, Waseda University)
Co-hosted by
The National Bureau of Asian Research
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